At a speed of 15 to 20 kilometers per second

A meteor lights up the sky of Norway, and part of it falls near Oslo

The meteor lit up the Norwegian sky during the night for only 5 to 6 seconds.


An "exceptionally large meteor" lit up in southern Norway for a brief period yesterday, making a roaring sound as it passed across the sky.

Experts said that part of it may have fallen to the ground in a place that may not be far from the capital, Oslo, and there have been no reports of material or human losses yet.

Reports of meteor sightings started coming in around 1am (local time), with a video circulating on social media showing at least one flash of light illuminating a marina in Holmestrand, south of Oslo.

The Norwegian Meteorological Network said that preliminary data indicates that part of the meteorite may have fallen to Earth in a densely forested area, called Vinnimarca, just 60 kilometers west of the capital, Oslo.

"It was crazy," said Morten Billet, who works at the network.

He added that the meteor's speed was 15 to 20 kilometers per second, and it lit up the sky during the night for about five to six seconds.

"What we saw last night was a large rock, probably moving from an area between Mars and Jupiter," he said.

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