Bright fireball explodes over Germany and Poland

Bright fireball explodes over Germany and Poland

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over eastern Germany and Poland at around 03:05 UTC on January 5, 2020. The event was captured on two AMS/AKM cameras.

There is a possibility some pieces of the object survived and ended somewhere in far western Poland.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 30 reports from Bayern, Berlin, Brandenburg, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Liberec Region, Lower Austria, Lubuskie, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Moravskoslezský Kraj, Niedersachsen, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, and Wielkopolskie.

Fireball over Germany and Poland on January 5, 2020. Credit: AMS

Featured image credit: AMS/AKM, Andre Knofel


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