Loud boom as fireball explodes over Finland


A bright fireball was reported by hundreds across Finland from Tampere, Lahti, Porvoo, Helsinki and Turku on January 23, 2016.

And many also heard the loud boom associated to its explosion as the space rock entered Earth’s atmosphere.

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Hundreds reported a fireball and its related boom as it exploded over Finland on January 23, 2016.

More than 300 people reported the a white falling fireball on the website of the astronomy magazine Tähdet ja avaruus.

It has been described by witnesses as one of the largest ball of fire ever seen. The sky event only last a few seconds. And a few minutes after, a loud boom was heard.

This video shows a short green flash of light in the sky in Järvenpää, Finland on Saturday 23rd of January 2016 at 20:12:38:

As described by Sanni Turunen who was driving his car: “The sky broke out in a bright greenish tone for a period of about 4 seconds. I stopped the car and after a few minutes I heard a thunder-like sound for about 10 seconds …”

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