Sunday, January 18, 2009

Massive Fireball Lights Up Sweden Sky

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by Mitch Battros - Earth Changes Media

Video of a massive fireball was captured in Sweden as stunned residents witnessed night turn into day. Last report was near the southern tip of Sweden near Malmo. This celestial event occurred at approximately 11 AM Pacific (Jan 17th or 8 PM (Sweden).

911 received a large number of calls frightening many of the area residents. Astronomer Gunnar Larsson-Leander from University of Lund says: "Indications suggest that it was a large meteor that entered the atmosphere and burned up.

Även Peter Linde, President of the Astronomical Society Tycho Brahe, has an observatory in Oxie outside Malmö. He believes it was a meteor. "It is extremely rare for such bright meteors, so it grieves me that I missed this phenomenon. It happens maybe once every ten years at any given location."

It is yet to be determined if the meteor made impact, or shattered upon entry. Areas mentioned spread from Southern Sweden to Denmark to Norway.

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