Large meteor explodes over Norway

Large meteor explodes over Norway

A large meteor exploded over the Norwegian Sea at 04:15 UTC on December 6, 2016. The event lit up the sky over Norway and was followed by several sonic booms.

The fireball started at 81.4 km (50.6 miles) and ended at 24.4 km (15.2 miles), according to the latest analysis by the Norwegian Meteor Network.

It had an estimated entry velocity of 13.6 km/s and mass of at least 1 000 kg (2 200 lbs). 

Norway meteor - trajectory - December 6, 2016

Credit: Norsk Meteor Network

Norway meteor December 6, 2016 - orbit diagram

Credit: Norsk Meteor Network

The total burn time was more than 12 seconds.

This event took place a few hours before a huge fireball exploded over Siberia. See it below:

Featured image: Meteor explodes over Norway, December 6, 2016. Credit: Norsk Meteor Network


Jyrki Soini 4 years ago

They might be "death rays" invented by Nikola Tesla.



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