‘It pierced the clouds’: Fireball spotted blazing over Europe (VIDEO, PHOTO)

‘It pierced the clouds’: Fireball spotted blazing over Europe (VIDEO, PHOTO)
Music fans were given an unexpected surprise when a fiery meteorite gatecrashed a set by the Foo Fighters during a Dutch music festival.

The American rockers were performing at Landgraaf’s Pinkpop festival when a fireball streaked across the sky. The celestial ball of light is thought to have been the same phenomenon observed in dozens of reports to the International Meteor Organization (IMO).

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The Belgian agency, which documents comet and meteor shower sightings, reported 90 eyewitness cases involving the fireball across Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and France late on June 16.

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Sebastiaan de Vet, an astronomer with the Meteor Working Group in Holland, told RTL Nieuws that the phenomenon was likely a meteorite surrounded by particles of grit.

Meanwhile, German astronomer Uwe Reichert has posted a stunning image showing the shooting meteorite alongside the moon and a glimpse of the planet Venus.

“The fireball glowed white-green, resembling a bursting New Year’s eve rocket, but was much faster and moving in a straightforward manner. It pierced the clouds,” he said.

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