Fireball spotted flying over Northern Europe
Perhaps the most frequent sightings of phenomena in space would be meteor showers. However, residents in Northern Europe were stunned when they witnessed a fireball flying over the northern part of the continent.
Although asteroid or even meteor collisions are very rare with the chances of it happening being very minuscule, Express reports that people in northern Europe were able to witness a meteor passing by the skies. However, it was not just the fact that there was a meteor in the sky that stunned those who were able to see it and record it, but it happened during the day time, suggesting it was that close enough to be very noticeable during the day.
The meteor was first spotted in the skies of Germany around noon on April 6th and then passed over Croatia and Italy. The American Meteor Society even shared footage of the incident, taken on a car dash-cam. At the same time, the International Meteor Organization or IMO received 350 reports of the fireball. Although the meteor was small in size, the brightness of the flash as it zooms over the Earth’s skies due to contact with the atmosphere also poses as a reminder for space agencies to keep tabs on space objects that may be a little too close to Earth, or at the very least, potential asteroid collisions.
While smaller asteroids or meteors tend to burn up when in contact with the atmosphere, larger asteroids or meteors may slip through and cause damage to the area, it will hit, possibly triggering natural calamities that may affect the Earth as a whole.
This meteor fireball sighting comes four days after another fireball was seen exploding over the skies above the English Channel. The blast from the fireball was incredibly large and bright that the majority of people in Northern Europe were able to witness this moment. The International Meteor Organization were also receiving reports as it happened. According to one person from England, there were hues of brown, red, orange, and yellow in the explosion.
Another witness from the Netherlands shared that while they were indoors, they saw the big fireball explode in the sky, and prior to that, it was reportedly moving very fast.