These photos and video were taken in the Russian city of Astrakhan on the evening of June 7th, 2012.
Astrakhan is home to over half million residents and the phenomenon was seen by hundreds of people. According to The Blue Planet Diaries the Russian Defense Ministry was quick to claim credit, stating they were testing ICBM, or intercontinental ballistic missiles at the Kapustin Yar firing range near Astrakhan.
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