Finland Fireball
© Aki Taavitsainen The fireball was captured by a photographer in Mikkeli, eastern Finland.
An unusual light and sound phenomenon that was sighted in Finnish skies in early May has been confirmed as a fireball, in other words a very bright meteor. The light was seen on May 8th in parts of southern and central Finland.

The Ursa Astronomical Association confirmed that a bright light and loud boom seen and heard by almost 300 Finnish citizens on May 8th was a meteor. The space rock was estimated to be about half a metre long and weighing 50 kilos.

By the time it hit the ground most of the rock had burned up, leaving an estimated 5 kilos that hit the ground between Tampere and Turku.

URSA has modelled the trajectory for the fireball at this link