At approximately 3:05am local time, Bucharest residents witnessed a space object that lit up the entire night sky. Several security cameras captured the blinding sight, as the flash lasted for several seconds. According to the Romanian Space Agency (Rosa), the event was caused by a meteoroid entering the Earth’s atmosphere at an altitude of 31 – 43 miles. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
“It’s unknown whether this meteoroid survived its entry into Earth�s atmosphere to leave debris on and become a meteorite.Rosa claims the most likely scenario is that it burned in the atmosphere without causing any damage to surrounding buildings.Every day, more than 40 tonnes of meteoroids hit our atmosphere,” reports The Daily Mail.