Meteor blazes across sky in Denmark

Many report seeing a fireball light up the dark winter sky

A meteor blazed across the Danish sky on Monday evening, according to astrophysicist Tina Ibsen from the Tycho Brahe Planetarium in Copenhagen.

People from all over the country have reported seeing a fireball streak through the sky at about 18:30.

“We have received many inquiries from people who saw a fireball,” Ibsen told TV2.

“However, no-one has reported a bang or a sound, which indicates the meteor burnt up before it hit the Earth’s surface.”

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Ibsen contends the phenomenon of a ‘shooting star’ is nothing unusual. Each year the Earth is hit by some 100,000 tonnes of meteoroids from outer space, but most of them burn up before they hit the ground.

In February, a meteorite crashed down in northeastern Zealand and the Natural History Museum later examined fragments of the stone, which weighed about one kilogram.