Meteor lights the skies in southern Germany

The night sky over Saarland, Germany.

The night sky over Saarland, Germany. Image by Christian Reimer / CC BY-SA 2.0

The skies over Bavaria, Baden Württemburg and Saarland in southern Germany lit up for around six seconds on Sunday evening  when a meteor entered the earth's atmosphere. Some people reported hearing a loud bang and several concerned residents called emergency services, fearing an air crash. Experts confirmed that to make such a sound, the meteor must have come within 20 kilometres of the earth's surface. There were no reports of injuries or damage caused by the meteor. Read more:

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