Meteoroid lights up nighttime entity complete Paris
A meteoroid could beryllium seen lighting up nan nighttime entity successful Paris successful nan early hours of Monday, February 13. (Credit: Guillaume Séchet / Meteo-Paris.com via Storyful)
A mini asteroid entered nan Earth’s ambiance over occidental Europe, creating a spectacular show of a fireball careening crossed nan skies until it made effect successful bluish France by nan English Channel.
The European Space Agency tweeted that Sar2667, a one-meter [three-foot] meteoroid, besides considered a mini asteroid, had been detected and was expected to safely onslaught Earth’s ambiance complete bluish France betwixt 3:50-4:03 CET early Monday morning.
The agency told those successful nan area to look retired for what will look to beryllium a "shooting star" aliases "fireball." ,
The International Meteor Organization later confirmed "At nan predicted time, mini asteroid 2023 CX1 (provisionary designated nether Sar2667) entered nan Earth atmosphere, producing a very agleam fireball that was reported by much than 60 witnesses."
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"Just saw it and it was magnificent. Came down vertically connected time," 1 Twitter personification wrote, sharing footage recorded complete nan English Channel facing France. "Green for illustration a agleam emerald past agleam orangish really quickly. Absolutely phenomenal view…"
A meteoroid was seen lighting up nan nighttime entity complete bluish France successful nan early hours of Feb. 13. Footage by Twitter personification @MegaLuigi shows nan object. (Storyful)
The meteoroid struck adjacent Rouen, nan superior of France's Normandy region, representing nan seventh clip an asteroid has been detected earlier striking nan planet.
Astronomer Krisztián Sárneczky first detected nan asteroid successful Hungary connected nan evening of Feb. 12. He told Space.com he spotted nan mini asteroid astatine nan Konkoly Observatory's Piszkéstető Station, located immoderate 60 miles northeast from Budapest, pinch a 2-foot scope during what’s known among master astronomers arsenic a regular NEO [near Earth object] hunt.
Webcam footage shared by meteorologist Guillaume Séchet shows nan mini asteroid flashing brightly adjacent nan Eiffel Tower successful Paris. (Storyful)
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CBS News reported that nan American Meteor Society has received astatine slightest 40 reports of sighting of nan mini asteroid from England, nan Netherlands, Belgium and France. In what’s known arsenic nan City of Lights, group moreover successful Paris shared video of nan fireball careening crossed nan nighttime sky.
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