Inhabitants from the Slovak town of Košice were frightened Sunday night by a bizzare light in the sky and a loud explosion followed by a shock wave. According to astronomers apparently an object from space collided with the Earth and shortly before impact most likely exploded in the atmosphere.
Comment: Notice that the camera is still shaking slightly after the light passes.
Translated for Sott.net Aktuality.sk Tue, 02 Mar 2010 14:47 CET
This morning people from many parts of Slovakia are asking the question: What caused the mysterious glow registered on Sunday night just before midnight?
"Just before midnight I noticed a loud noise which words cannot describe. I saw the glow in the window. The whole event lasted about 5-6 seconds, but it was something extraordinary," we were informed by a reader from Tornale. The so far unexplained event had been noticed in Rožňava near Košice and even in Hungary. Some thought it looked like fireworks, others were afraid that an explosion in some factory happened.
"I saw a bright light. I thought it was just lightning, but I didn't hear the thunder. Even more so it was snowing at the time, that is why I thought it was odd," was the reaction of a female student from Východna.
This beautiful fireball trail and several flashes were taken a few minutes ago from the Ferrara station. It is likely that they were also observed from the SOSO camp and from Diego's new station which faces North from Rieti.
Fireball 2010.02.01_18.09.34 ± 1 U.T.
Beginning RA =66.253
Dec = -2.747
Ending RA = 70.641
Dec = -16.753
Time of transit: 2.16
Persistent train duration: 0.08
Apparent max magnitude: -5.10 ± 0.39
Zenithal magnitude : -6.43 ± 0.49
Note: Magnitude estimate, a check by experts is required please
On Sunday night people noticed flashes and strong light phenomena in Miskolc, Kazincbarcika, Putnok, and Ózd.
The flashes and the strange lights might have been caused by a meteor, Eva Egyedne Novodovszki, spokeswoman of the Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen County Police Department, informed Borsod Online.
There were reports to the county police department of flashes and thundering from several settlements at almost the same time on Sunday night (23:20). The Catastrophe Protection Agency was informed and it started an investigation into the case.
The surprisingly bright sky flashes were seen in Borsod county, Budapest and also in Szabolcs county by lots of people Sunday night.
Residents across the Metro Richmond area and beyond are reporting hearing a loud explosion early Friday morning.
The question is: what was it?
8News has been contacted by dozens of citizens who experienced the phenomena, with most saying the heard and felt it in the Midlothian area of Chesterfield County, between 8:30 and 9 a.m. However, some have reported hearing the "boom" in Mechanicsville, Colonial Heights, Blackstone and even as far away as Nottoway County.
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