Friday, February 26, 2016

FIRE IN THE SKY: "Seemed Very Close To The Ground" - Meteor-Fireball Spotted Over Luxembourg And France!

File photo.

February 26, 2016 - FRANCE / LUXEMBOURG - If you thought you spotted an meteor above Luxembourg on Thursday morning, you probably did.

The French Meteor Observation Network confirmed the phenomenon, which was spotted around 10:30am.

It said that the meteor travelled over the east of France between Reims and Nancy.

Social media was buzzing with comments from people who witnessed the fiery spectacle.

American Meteor Society (AMS) Event#732-2016 - 'heat map' showing location of observers.© Google/AMS

Frederick R said: "I looked out of my office window while I was on a call and clearly saw a fireball with a tail light. What struck me was that it seemed very close to the ground."

The meteor appears to have started its path above Chalons-en-Champagne, heading north-east and disappearing between Marn, Meuse and Brussels.

The phenomenon occurs when astral or comet debris travels at great speed into the earth's atmosphere. - Luxemburger Wort.

No comments: