An “unusually large meteor” briefly lit up southern Norway on Sunday, making a spectacular sound and lightweight show because it rumbled throughout the sky, and a little bit of it might have hit Earth, probably not removed from the capital, Oslo, specialists stated.
There had been no speedy reviews of accidents or injury.
Reports of sightings began arriving round 1 a.m. with the phenomena being seen as far north as Trondheim.
An online digital camera in Holmestrand, south of Oslo, captured a fireball falling from the sky and erupting right into a vibrant flash lighting up a marina.
The Norwegian Meteor community was analysing video footage and different information on Sunday to attempt to pinpoint the meteor’s origin and vacation spot.
Preliminary information advised a meteorite could have hit Earth in a big wooded space, referred to as Finnemarka, simply 60 km (40 miles) west of the capital, Oslo, the community stated.
“This was crazy,” the community’s Morten Bilet, who noticed and heard the meteor, advised Reuters.
By Sunday afternoon no particles had been discovered and given the “demanding” location, one might take “some 10 years” looking for potential meteorites, Bilet stated.
The meteor travelled at 15-20 km per second and lit up the evening sky for about 5 to 6 seconds, Bilet stated. The summer time sky was darkish, with the times beginning to get shorter from the top of June.
Some eyewitnesses additionally stated they felt a stronger wind blow with the occasion additionally inflicting a stress wave, Bilet stated.
“What we had last night was a large rock travelling likely from between Mars and Jupiter, which is our asteroid belt. And when that whizzes in, it creates a rumble, light and great excitement among us (experts) and maybe some fear among others,” Bilet stated.
There had been no reviews of injury or individuals being notably frightened, Bilet stated, including that for these nearest it was possible extra of a “spooky” occasion.
A meteor that exploded over the central Russia close to town of Chelyabinsk in 2013 rained fireballs over an unlimited space and precipitated a shock wave that smashed home windows, broken buildings and injured 1,200 individuals.