Huge fireball 50 times brighter than a full moon explodes several times off Norway turning night into day (VIDEO)
A huge greenish fireball exploded several times off Norway on December 6, 2016 sparking fears among residents from both western and eastern Norway.
The meteor, 50 times brighter than a full moon, turned the night sky into day at 5:15am. Many people were awaken by loud booms.
A camera from the Norvegian Meteor Network, situated in Olso some 500km away, captured the powerful sky event:
According to first calculations, this huge fireball, weighing at least 1000 kilos, entered the atmosphere at a speed of 16.3 km/s (60,000 km/h). The bolide, 50 times brighter than the full moon, exploded several times over a period of 12 seconds, and was witnessed from both western and eastern Norway, thus showing that it split into several parts.
The Oslo video shows an orange fireball, but scientists believe it was due to atmospheric conditions. The real color of this space rock was mos probably green to white with a brightness of approximately -17… Or 50 times as bright as the full moon.
And the Geminid meteor shower is only peaking with the last supermoon of 2016 on December 14.