Fireball lights up evening sky

15th October 2009, Comments 0 comments

People across Flanders and the Netherlands on Tuesday witnessed an exceptional natural phenomenon when a fireball lit up the autumn sky.

The ball of light was reported to have streaked across the sky at around 7pm local time.

Countless people phoned the Mira observatory to report the incident.

In the Netherlands the coastguard too received calls from people disturbed by what they saw.

Astronomers maintain that the ball was a very bright meteor that shattered into millions of pieces.

In the northern Dutch province of Groningen residents also heard a loud rumble or bang when the fireball appeared in the evening sky.

Some people also claim that they felt their building shake.

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