February 8, 2016

Massive meteor explodes over Denmark – Many kilos space rock found near Copenhagen

On Saturday night, at around 10:08 pm on Saturday 6th February, 2016, hundreds of Danes witnessed a spectacular phenomenon as the sky suddenly lit up and a loud bang from an explosion echoed across northeastern Zealand, reports DR.


According to Johan Fynbo, a professor of astronomy at the Niels Bohr Institute, everything indicates a meteorite hit Denmark at about 10 pm.

“It must have been a relatively large meteorite. Not the size of a car, but perhaps the size of a handball,” Fynbo told  DR.

Among the eye-witnesses were Mikkel Pedersen from Roskilde.

“We were driving home from Hillerød to Roskilde, when at 10 pm we were just outside Slangerup and a strong light suddenly lit up the sky and a huge fireball with a long tail flew right above our car, it was a totally wild experience. The whole sky and our car were lit up for several seconds.” He told DR.

Another witness, Camilla Hansen from Køge, wrote: “We could see and hear it also in Køge, several people I know saw flashes of light and I heard a big bang. The lights in my window shook and it was scary. I thought it was an earthquake.”

It’s amazing that except local news sites, herehere and here, the most of the mainstream news media ignore this event which is almost similar to the Chelyabinsk meteor in Russia giving the fact that many kilos of the space rock have been found on the outskirts of Copenhagen.


Despite there are no recordings of the actual meteor so far, several surveillance cameras caught the bright flash of the exploding meteor.

 

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