That night, a large meteorite exploded over Norway, the flash was so powerful that night turned into day over the vast territory of the country, and the roar of the explosion caused many residents to panic.
Morten Biele of the Norwegian Meteorite Observing Network reported that a meteorite swept over eastern Norway.
"This is a large meteorite, which is rare. Most likely, it came from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It may be iron, or it may be stones, we do not know this yet. It is currently unknown where the meteor fell or fell out. debris. The explosion was very powerful."
- The extremely strong light that was seen exactly over eastern Norway, followed by explosions and a plume of smoke, was a giant meteor, astrophysicist Eirik Newt writes on Twitter.
- The whole sky lit up, and something like a ball of fire was visible. It was followed by an explosion and then a crash, says one of the VG reporters, Espen Mo Breivik, who is based in Sand in Westfold / Telemark.
Some time after the flash of light, a thunderous noise was also heard over Oslo.
The police wrote on Twitter:
- It's a meteorite. We received reports of this from callers and our own crews also reported it, Oslo Police Operations Chief Per Iversen told VG.
- We received messages from Halden to Lake Mjøsa, says VG Svein Walle, Chief of Operations at the Eastern Police Station.
“The police have received many reports of strong flashes of light. According to HRS, they come from all over southern Norway, police tweeted.
Sightings at Evje outside of Kristiansand are also reported, suggesting that it had a north-south route.
Sarah Holby was sitting in her apartment in Lorenskog when she and her friends saw the green light in the sky at 1.30 am.
- We ran out to see. Then thunder rang out from the sky, and the earth trembled, everything around lit up and became as bright as day, she says.