Meteor Fireball Explodes Over Netherlands

A fireball meteor zipped across the Netherlands sky Tuesday evening before exploding in to the North Sea, an expert says.

The Netherlands just escaped a natural disaster from a meteor. Many Dutch people in the Netherlands witnessed a large “fireball” meteor in the sky. In the north people heard a bang and saw flashes. Also on Twitter people reported on the phenomenon.

The Groningen astronomical Theo Jurriens confirmed that this was a very bright meteor and at one point burst into three pieces.

About one hundred reports have been received from people who have seen the fireball. From the north of the Netherlands there are reports of people who heard rumblings when the meteor passed by and buildings were shaking.

Several pictures of the fireball meteor have been posted on the internet.

Update:
The meteor exploded over northern Netherlands and the North Sea and caused an explosion that made shock waves.

The blast may have been caused by the meteor or the explosion because it was faster than sound with a speed of over 1200 kilometer per hour. KNMI does not know which of the two is the cause, but measurements seem to indicate that it is an explosion, because signals are recorded earlier in northern than in De Bilt Netherlands.

Observations indicate that the orbit of the meteor came from south to north. Further research is being made about the precise path of the meteor.

The seismometers of the KNMI, recorded the shock waves around 19.00. The institute was mainly received reports from Rotterdam and Groningen. In Groningen, the shock wave generated vibrations on the ground.

Please leave a comment below if you have witnessed the meteor above the Netherlands.

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  • Sergey Radchenko

    We were driving somewhere near Breda (from Belgium) and just in front of us, slightly to the right, saw a clear and very bright flash with a long tail, then 3-4 small parts fell down. The time was around 17.00, still bright sun and blue sky. I realised that it was meteor straight away, as the flash was very big and its tail quite long, so it was clear that something penetrated the Earth atmosphere.

  • http://www.marcwrite.com/ marco miranda sr.

    Really, nothing unusual about a meteor reaching the earth’s atmosphere over Holland. My grandfather told me about the ones in the 1800′s and more recently around 1930. If you think about the universe exploding, you are wasting your time, as I have explained in my lectures. The fancy Time-Space considerations so popular with bearded physicists, scientists and snake oil salesmen, also called Ministers of churches invented yesterday, are way off. To begin with, time has not been defined as yet. But, please read A MATTER OF ENERGY and you will begin to get a diffuse and vague idea of where we are and why. But please do not tell anyone. You might start another revival!
    With love,
    Mark

  • W. Brubaker

    Saw the fireball from Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA, shortly after 7:00 P.M. local (Eastern US) time. It was traveling horizontally East to West aprox. 15 degrees above the horizon. Awesome show!

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  • Fred

    NASA will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 15, to discuss the Chandra X-ray Observatory’s discovery of an EXCEPTIONAL OBJECT in our cosmic neighborhood… NASA: Sun’s Nemesis Pelted Earth with Comets, Study Suggests… National Geographic (November 19, 2008): “MYSTERIOUS ASTROPHYSICAL OBJECTthat’s bombarding Earth with cosmic rays:
    http://cristiannegureanu.blogspot.com/2010/11/nasa-announces-televised-chandra-news.html

  • dre

    just saw 3 fireballs over poeldijk near the hague. don know what it was. maybe some shit from outer space. it was pretty cool. I even got it on film

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