Norwegian experts say an unusually large meteor was visible over large parts of southern Scandinavia and illuminated southeastern Norway with a strong flash of light for a few seconds, with many observers reportedly also hearing a roar afterward.
The Norwegian Meteor Network said it analyzed and reviewed several videos of the event on Sunday, and said the meteor first appeared 55 miles north of the capital, Oslo, and continued its path in a southwesterly direction before disintegrating in several flashes of light.
“The meteor appeared at 1:08 am on July 25 and remained visible for about 5 seconds,” the network, which posted a video of the phenomenon on its Twitter site, said.
Sights of meteorites, space rocks that burn brightly after entering the Earth’s atmosphere at high speed, are not uncommon in Norway, and the Norwegian Meteorite Network has a number of cameras that constantly monitor the sky.
A meteorite that survives passing on Earth is known as a meteorite.
The Norwegian Meteor Network said preliminary data indicated that a meteorite may have hit the ground in a large forested area, Finnimarca, not far from Oslo.