Very bright fireball over the Netherlands, over 400 reports received

netherlands fireball april 10 2024 by arthur j f

A very bright fireball streaked through the sky over the Netherlands at 19:57 UTC (21:57 LT) on April 10, 2024. The event lasted around 4 seconds.

The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 440 reports over the next 20 hours from users in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.

Preliminary trajectory calculations show the fireball traveled in an NW direction, starting north of The Hague and ending over the sea.

The agency received 3 videos and 10 photos of the event.

netherlands fireball april 10 2024 imo heatmap
Fireball over the Netherlands on April 10, 2024 – heatmap. Credit: IMO
netherlands fireball april 10 2024 by arthur j
Image credit: Arthur J.
netherlands fireball april 10 2024 by carsten h
Image credit: Carsten H.
netherlands fireball april 10 2024 by konstantin h
Image credit: Konstantin H.
YouTube video
YouTube video
YouTube video

This event took place ~12 hours after a very bright fireball over New Jersey, U.S. at 07:44 UTC.

Preliminary trajectory calculation shows the fireball moving in a SW direction, starting above Bridgeton, New Jersey, and ending somewhere above Kennedyville, Maryland.

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New Jersey fireball heatmap – April 10, 2024. Credit: AMS
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1 Fireball report 1843 – 2024 – IMO – April 10, 2024


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