Fireball over Nothern Europe – Jan 17

A bright fireball was reported over the northern European countries of Sweden and the Netherlands. Undoubtedly the fireball was seen from other nations as well. Images and movies posted on-line suggest this fireball was as spectacular as the ones seen over Alberta/Saskatchewan in Canada on November 20. (Past posts on the Canadian fireball can be found here, here, and here.)

The fireball occurred on the night of January 17 at 20:10 (8:10 pm) CET or 19:10 UT. A video of the fireball taken from Sweden was posted on YouTube.

Still frames from the video can be found here.

A distant image of the fireball from an all-sky fireball monitoring camera in the Netherlands can be found here. The fireball is just visible above the northeast horizon.


About Carl Hergenrother
I am a professional astronomer specializing in the study of comets, asteroids and meteors. This blog will focus on my professional and amateur work in this field

3 Responses to Fireball over Nothern Europe – Jan 17

  1. RGalan says:

    Visible in Centram California USA as well.

  2. RGalan says:

    Visible in Central California USA as well.

  3. Sofia says:

    I saw it last night from San Francisco.

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