Spectacular fireball filmed over the Netherlands

That fireball could be seen around 7 p.m. tonight, quite low above the northern horizon. Reports are reported on social media from observers in Zeeland, Noord-Holland and Groningen, among others.

Shooting stars, or meteors as they are officially called, are bits of space debris that burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere. The larger the piece of debris, the brighter the meteor glows and the longer it takes to extinguish.

With extremely large pieces of debris, the meteor is so bright that it is called a fireball.

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