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Bright fireball over Europe, sonic boom reported, meteorites possible


A bright green fireball was observed and captured on camera as it streaked over Hungary and Croatia at 18:49 UTC (20:49 CET) on April 8, 2018. The event lasted about 5 seconds and was followed by sonic booms.

The International Meteor Organization (IMO), received 25 reports by 10:00 UTC, April 9 from people as far west as southern Germany. 

According to reports, the event was associated with sonic booms suggesting the meteor penetrated deep into the atmosphere, Severe Weather Europe said.

Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018 – heatmap. Credit: IMO

Due to the brightness and long duration of the event, pieces of this object may have landed somewhere in far northern Croatia.

Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018 S. Pócsai

Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018. Credit: S. Pócsai, IMO

Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018 Z. Biró

Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018. Credit: Z. Biró, IMO

Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018 M. Landy-Gyebnar

Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018. Credit: M. Landy-Gyebnar, IMO

Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018

Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018

Featured image: Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018. Credit: M. Landy-Gyebnar



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