Very bright fireball explodes over Nuremberg, Germany

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A very bright meteor entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded over southern Germany at 20:45 UTC on June 26, 2023. The event lasted a couple of seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash of light.

The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received over 460 reports from Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Chechia, Austria, and other nearby countries as well as 3 videos and 1 image.

The trajectory based on the received reports positioned the event over the German city of Nuremberg.

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Southern Germany fireball June 26, 2023 – heatmap and trajectory. Credit: IMO
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Image credit: Michael D.


1 Event 3231 – 2023 – IMO – June 26, 2023

Featured image credit: Rene Zinke, Schwarzenberg/Germany

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One Comment

  1. How do you report a separate incident, same night, also Germany, but definitely not this meteor. Also resulted in a loud bang about 15 seconds after sighting?

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