An extraordinary light spotted over Finland defined as exceptionally large meteor
Thursday, 30 May 2013
A very extra ordinary light that shined over Finland has been defined
as an exceptionally large meteor. This comes after hundreds of people
in Finland reported a bright light accompanied by a roaring over
Finnish skies three weeks ago.
Media reports n Finland say that an unusual light and sound
phenomenon that was sighted in Finnish skies in early May has been
confirmed as a fireball. In other words it is being defined as a very
bright meteor. The light was seen on May 8th in parts of southern and
central Finland, reports Finnish broadcaster Yle.
The Ursa, a Finnish Astronomical Association with more that 15,000
members estimated on Wednesday that the object was half a metre long
and weighed 50 kilos when it entered the earth’s atmosphere.
The meteor is believed to have fallen into a field somewhere in
Huittinen, a rural municipality between Tampere and Turku. The remnant
that struck the earth probably weighed about five kilos, which is
unusually large. One this size usually only hits Finland about once in
Since 1921, when Ursa was established by a group of young scientists it
has been reporting about astronomical activities and development in the