NASA released images of a meteor exploding over the Bering Sea in December in what was the largest such event recorded since 2013.

The images of the “fireball,” a term used by NASA to describe “exceptionally bright meteors that are spectacular enough to to be seen over a very wide area,” were captured Dec. 18, 2018, using instruments on the Terra satellite, the agency said.

The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) captured an image sequence of the meteor a few minutes after the event,  and the Moderate Resolution Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MODIS) captured a color image of remnants of the meteor’s passage, NASA said.

Last week, NASA revealed that the explosion unleashed energy equivalent to 173 kilotons of TNT, more than 10 times the energy generated by the atomic bomb dropped

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