HELSINKI — Norwegian specialists say an unusually giant meteor was seen over giant components of southern Scandinavia and illuminated southeast Norway with a strong flash of sunshine for a number of seconds as many observers had been reported to additionally hear a roaring sound afterwards.
The Norwegian Meteor Community mentioned that it had analyzed and reviewed a number of movies of the occasion Sunday and mentioned the meteor first appeared about 90 kilometers (55 miles) north of the capital, Oslo, and continued its path in a southwest course earlier than fragmenting in a number of flashes of sunshine.
“The meteor appeared at 1:08 a.m. on the night time of July 25 and was seen for roughly for five seconds,” mentioned the community mentioned, which had posted a video on the phenomenon on its Twitter website.
Sightings of meteors, area rocks that burn brightly after getting into the Earth’s ambiance at excessive pace, aren’t unusual over Norway and the Norwegian Meteor Community has quite a few cameras repeatedly monitoring the sky.
A meteor that survives passage to the bottom is named a meteorite.
Preliminary information instructed a meteorite could have hit Earth in a big forested space, Finnemarka, not removed from Oslo, the Norwegian Meteor Community mentioned.