Mysterious fireball explodes in loud bang over Denmark – Many kilos of meteorite found

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On February 6, 2016, a bright mysterious fireball exploded in the sky of Denmark and Sweden, creating a loud bang.

Many kilos of the space rock have been collected… Meteorite fall.

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© Frank Weinberger

A gigantic fireball illuminated the sky of Greater Copenhagen at 22:08 on January 6, 2016.

The actual meteor has not be caught on tape, but several surveillance cameras caught the flash on tape:

The meteor explosion triggered a very loud bang followed by rumbling noises that lasted 20 to 30 seconds at Roskilde. Birds woke up and piped up in gardens and nearby wetland.

“En komet eller meteorit,” siger en ekspert fra DTU Space.

Posted by TV 2 NEWS on Saturday, February 6, 2016

According to another witness, the sky lit up gradually. Then it became green and the light changed into purple before fading away. The long rumbling started five minutes after the sky show.

A 50g-meteorite piece was found in Ejby at Glostrup. Moreover, several kilos of space rock have been found by Rene Rasmussen in Herlev:

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© Statens Naturhistoriske Museum

More pictures and videos available here:
Brugernes videoer, se brændende meteorit lyse Sjælland op
Læserstorm efter brag og lysglimt: Slog meteor ned i Danmark i nat?
Sådan så lysglimtet ud: TV 2 VEJRETs webkameraer fangede meteoren
Bragede over Danmark lørdag: Nu er stump fra meteorit fundet
Meteoritten fra Ejby er af den ‘almindelige’ type
Meteorit er landet i Danmark: Få mere viden

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