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A fireball 10 times brighter than the full moon exploded in the sky of Finland on May 12, 2016.

The disintegrating blue-green ball of fire emitted a powerful and loud boom reported all across southern Finland.

The meteor flew from north to south and was 10 times brighter than the full moon, according to first calculations.

The ‘shockingly gorgeous’ falling space rock was reported more than 100 times all over southern Finland.

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Map of fireball reports across Finland on May 12, 2016 via Tavahanvati

The blue-green meteor flew up to 8 seconds before exploding in a loud sonic boom.

This unusually bright object travelled through the Earth’s atmosphere at 16 kilometers per second and disintegrated at about 89 kilometers altitude.

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Aki Taavitsainen

The space rock had an estimated weight of 10 pounds. There may be some meteorites to be found.

 

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