Unknown Meteroid explodes
Posted by on Tue, 02 Jun 2009 19:46:12 +0100

On May 31st, evening sky watchers in northern Poland were dazzled by a bright flash of light. An automated camera in the town of Gniewowo captured a snapshot of the event.

Credit: Krzysztof Polakowski, Polish Fireball Network

A meteoroid of unknown origin hit Earth's atmosphere and exploded. "It was a huge fireball, probably brighter than magnitude -13," Gniewowo resident Przemyslaw Zoladek stated. "The explosion occurred at 20:48 UT and was observed by many casual witnesses and at least two Polish Fireball Network video stations." No one knows if fragments of the object reached the ground.

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