A meteorite exploded in the sky over the Netherlands

A very bright ball of fire flashed in the night sky over the north-eastern Netherlands, near the border with Germany at about 21:44 UTC (23:44 LT) on April 4, 2020. This event occurred after two fireballs exploded over one hour over Belgium on April 1, and then another fireball over South Germany in just two and a half hours.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 449 reports of this event, with witnesses even in Fenton, England.

A ball of fire was seen over Ile de France and Grand Est in France; Berlin, Hamburg, Nieder-Saxe, Nordrein-Westfalen and Bremen in Germany; Denmark Luxembourg England Belgium Drenthe, Flevoland, Friesland, Groningen, Overijssel, Nord-Brabant, Nord-Holland and Gelderland in the Netherlands.

An eyewitness from Stony Stanton in England said that although he saw a pair of fireballs, this one was the largest and “best” he had ever seen.

Another witness from Capel Saint Mary described the fireball as a red-orange ball with a shiny trail. – I was shocked when it seemed to me that he was about to fall to the ground, but then he disappeared. It gave me goosebumps.

According to the calculated trajectory of AMS, the meteorite moved southwest to northwest, not far from the Dutch-German border.

“I saw this ball of fire fall.” It burned very brightly, “a resident of the Danish city of Nykking Falster described his observation.

“I saw meteors and flashes, but I never saw such a ball of fire.” It is like a shooting star flying to the ground.

“I really saw it, but no one will believe me.” It was really cool, “exclaimed the viewer from Niedersachsen, Germany.

The meteorite was also shot by at least four FRIPON network cameras in Denekamp and Oldenburg. Meanwhile, AllSky7 Network recorded this event with six cameras.

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