A huge fireball appeared in the skies of Europe over the past weekend, witnesses were stunned, and they reported that this light was bright enough to be seen even in the daylight.
A fireball kicked off last weekend over Croatia, Italy, and Austria as well. This small space rock entered the atmosphere above the northern Balklandas at 10.34 AM local time, with thousands of surprised people witnessing the event.
An explosion shakes the ground
This explosion was so powerful that it shook the ground and had people believe that they are witnessing an earthquake.
Express revealed that Iva Tatić of Total Croatia News said: “I personally heard it. An ear-witness, if you will. I was sitting in my chair [when] I heard a loud, deep rumbling, unlike the usual sounds happening in my neighborhood around this time of day.”
The same source continued and revealed that “My first thought was that there was a very large truck in the very narrow street beneath my window, but there was no truck. Then I concluded it must have been an earthquake.”
You may also know by now that asteroids and meteors produce a bright explosion of fire when they are hitting the atmosphere as it’s the first time that this space rock ever met resistance.
IMO explains meteors’ explosion
Air enters into the cracks and pores of the rock, pushing it apart and making it explode.
The International Meteor Organisation (IMO) said: “Fireballs are meteors that appear brighter than normal.”
IMO continued and said: “Due to the velocity at which they strike the Earth’s atmosphere, fragments larger than one millimeter have the capability to produce a bright flash as they streak through the heavens above. These bright meteors are what we call fireballs, and they often strike fear and awe for those who witness them.”