Very bright fireball over central Europe


A very bright fireball was seen over central Europe at around 17:29 UTC on December 7, 2021. The event lasted up to 5 seconds before the object disintegrated in a series of flashes.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 34 witness reports from users in Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and Germany, 2 videos and 5 photos.

Central Europe fireball on December 7, 2021 – heatmap. Credit: AMS

YouTube video

YouTube video


Fireball event 8658-2021 – AMS

Thumbnail image credit: Zsolt K., AMS


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