An impressive bright flash appeared above central Norway on January 15, 2017, and was observed from both western and eastern Norway. Eyewitnesses are asked to submit their reports. According to the Norwegian Meteor Network, the event occurred around 13:48 UTC and was accompanied by a sonic boom a few minutes later, suggesting that the event was a fireball coming a long way down in the atmosphere before it exploded.

The meteor network operates numerous cameras, but the event was apparently not recorded by any of them. If you saw the event, please submit your report. Received reports so far mention very intense light that dissolved into small fragments before it disappeared. Two of them said the light was blue and well visible. READ MORE