Three meteors were found burning in the atmosphere over Belgium and Germany between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, local time,media CNET reported. In just a few hours, three meteors appeared over Belgium and Germany. In fact, the first two of the three meteors appeared less than an hour apart, lighting up the Belgian night sky. The two meteors were discovered by the French Fireball Recovery and Interplanetary Observation Network (FRIPON), which includes all-sky cameras in Brussels.
NASA’s CAMS meteor detection network also spotted the two meteors, and a third fireball over southern Germany that night was spotted by a handful of witnesses.
When space debris collides with the atmosphere, it creates a wonderful “show”. Smaller fragments can create darker, shorter meteors associated with meteor showers, while slightly larger fragments can create brilliant fireballs. Three meteors may have a common history when they burned up in the same atmosphere in the same region of the globe the same night. They may represent three small fragments that were once part of a larger asteroid, but we may never be sure.
April could be a good month for more meteors, such as the Meteor Shower, which will peak later this month.