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Bluish-green fireball sighted over northern Germany

DPA/The Local · 8 Dec 2009, 15:01

Published: 08 Dec 2009 15:01 GMT+01:00

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The object was first sighted over Braunschweig aroung 11:40 pm, but people in Celle, Delmenhorst, Lüneburg, Grabow, Kiel and Hannover also spotted the fireball streaking across the sky. The Network for Researching Unusual Heavenly Phenomena (CENAP) said on Tuesday the object eventually broke up into brightly glowing pieces before disappearing.

Wilfried Tost from the DLR said the fireball was likely a meteor, explaining that on average one falls to Earth over Central Europe each month.

Last spring, a German meteorite researcher found the remains of another spectacular fireball on the Danish island of Lolland.

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A German boy this summer also claimed he was hit in the hand by a pebble-sized meteorite as he was on his way to school.

DPA/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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06:21 December 9, 2009 by Garth Rex
It should be very clear that the fireball was merely a reconaissance flight by scouts for Santa Claus, in preparation for his Christmas arrival in Germany. Any German child could tell you that!

Determining who has been naughty and who has been nice in Germany today is no simple matter...hence the need for recon flights. Usually the adults have been naughty...VERY naughty!...and the children have been very nice!
10:12 December 9, 2009 by Ozonator
¦quot;A. .. 7. JJBAL Fireballs are US in Germany (correct). Since 1/11 - 17/09 to 11/29 - 12/5/09 and 7/15 - 21/07, closely related fireballs in proximity to at least 1 quake/volcano prediction from global warming were witnessed by multiple people. With the following correct prediction, there now has been a total of 56 reported fireballs (88%) strongly associated from 64 tectonic predictions (within regional, 2-week model) from JJBAL. 9 fireballs were not associated with quakes/volcanoes (aka incorrect) for a total of 64 reported fireballs. There were 2 fireballs with 1 quake prediction ... As I predicted volcanism for Germany under 11/29 - 12/5/09, ¦quot;Several eyewitnesses reported seeing a bluish-green fireball over northern Germany on Monday night ­ possibly a large meteor burning up in the Earth¦#39;s atmosphere, according to experts at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR)¦quot; (¦quot;Bluish-green fireball sighted over northern Germany¦quot;; DPA/The Local; thelocal.de, 12/8/09)¦quot; (¦quot;GBRWE 12/13 - 19/09's Extreme Planetary Warnings for Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Solar/Terrestrial Flares from Human Activities¦quot;; Robert Rhodes, Supplemental; GBRWE 12/13 - 19/09, 12/12/09).
06:02 December 12, 2009 by locally
Glad they called it what it is and not another UFO.
09:57 December 17, 2009 by ScarlettJacob
Its difficult to prove with absolute sureness as to whether there has been an increase in asteroid and meteorite strikes over the last 100 years as A - there are more people and B - media technology has increased in effectiveness so reportage is more common, but the fact is that under global warming there is an increase in asteroid and meteorite strike rate - its due to the reduction of super accelerated photons being sent out into space by the inert cavity structure dynammic and the photonic vortexes at the poles.Mio Navman M400D
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