Thursday 3. January at 18.54 local time was heaven in Nuuk lit for about five seconds, as a possible meteor passing by in high speed.
It was observed by many locals, including the pilot Mikael Jakobsen, who on Facebook has reported what he saw.
the Sky begins to light up and changes color to a strong turquoise color. All mountains come out of the darkness and become enlightened. At the same time, a big meteor flying in front of us with a big tail and begins to break off in several large and small pieces.
- All happens in about five seconds and was so nice and surreal. A sight I will never forget, he writes according to the Science.dk.
The National Geological Surveys of Denmark and Greenland (Geus), tells in addition to Science.dk, that the authority's seismic monitoring station in Nuuk has measured a bang.
- We can see a very clear pulse. The strains most likely from the bang, which sounds, when meteoren hitting the atmosphere. It sends sound waves toward the Earth, as we can measure, " says Peter Voss from Geus.
the Phenomenon was, however, not only measured by Geus), it was also filmed by the Nuuk-based Gustav Fischer, who captured the moment on his webcam.
See the fireball pass over Nuuk in the video above the article.
It is not known whether meteoren hit the ground. If it did, it is, however, difficult to find, says Henning Haack, who is an associate professor at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Canada, and a researcher in the meteorites (meteors that have hit Earth's surface red.).
- It is already very difficult, not to say hopelessly, to find it if it is crashed into a mountain in Greenland. Therefore, we need all the information we can get hold of, he says to Science.dk.
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