Rumbling meteor lights up Norway; part of it may have landed near Oslo By Reuters

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© Reuters. A meteor lights up the sky over Holmestrand, Norway July 25, 2021, in this picture obtained from a social media video. HOLMESTRAND UTVIKLING AS via REUTERS


By Nora Buli

OSLO (Reuters) -An “unusually large meteor” briefly lit up southern Norway on Sunday, creating a spectacular sound and light display as it rumbled across the sky, and a bit of it may have hit Earth, possibly not far from the capital, Oslo, experts said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Reports of sightings started arriving around 1 a.m. with the phenomena being seen as far north as Trondheim.

A web camera in Holmestrand, south of Oslo, captured a fireball falling from the sky and erupting into a bright flash lighting up a marina.

The Norwegian Meteor network was analysing video footage and other data on Sunday to try to pinpoint the meteor’s origin and destination.

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