Videos: Meteor lights up Netherlands, Belgium skies
People from across the Netherlands and several places in Belgium reported seeing a very bright flash of light at around 00:40 a.m. on Tuesday. The flash was caused by a meteor moving through the atmosphere from an easterly direction, according to NOS.
On social media, mentions of the meteor came from all over the Netherlands - from Texel to Limburg. People reported that the flash of green-blue light lit up entire rooms or gardens. Some Nijmegen residents happened to catch the meteor on video through their living room window. A motorist in Eindhoven filmed the meteor racing towards the earth's surface.
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Whether the meteor burned up in the atmosphere, or actually landed on the earth somewhere, is not clear. If it did land, it is called a meteorite. On average, a meteorite hits the earth every day. But in most cases it lands in an ocean or an uninhabited area, according to the broadcaster.