January 18, 2009 3 Comments
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.