|Manu||Date: Monday, 26-July-2021, 3:39 PM | Message # 1|
|By Joshua Nevett|
Norwegians have been left awestruck by a bright meteor that illuminated the night sky in the country's south-east.
Footage shows powerful flashes of light over Norway, followed by what witnesses described as loud bangs on Sunday.
Norwegian police say they received a flurry of emergency calls but there were no reports of injuries or damage.
A team of experts are hunting for the meteorite, which they believe landed in a forest near the capital, Oslo.
A meteor is a space rock that burns brightly after entering Earth's atmosphere at high speed. It becomes known as a meteorite if it survives its passage to the ground.
The Norwegian Meteor Network says Sunday's fireball was visible for at least five seconds after it appeared at about 01:00 local time (23:00 GMT).
Travelling at about 16.3km/s (nearly 36,500mph), the meteor could be seen over large parts of southern Scandinavia, the network says.
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