An asteroid hit Earth just two hours after it was discovered.
Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 13 March 2022, at 07:30 am Los Angeles time
An asteroid made an impact on our planet, Earth, just two hours after it was discovered by Hungarian astronomer Krisztián Sárneczky. The impact has been confirmed by several astronomers. The asteroid was small and burned mostly in the atmosphere.
In any case, if there was anything left of it, it most likely fell into the water near the shore. No damage has been reported so far, and there is no evidence that the asteroid has affected Iceland, the country closest to the impact.
According to astronomers, the impact occurred on March 11, 2022, when the asteroid 2022 EB5 entered the atmosphere and was seen by people on the west coast of Norway, but also by those in Iceland.
Some people said that they saw something very bright in the sky, especially since it was not daylight. People in Iceland also said they heard a boom in the sky, most likely when the asteroid was or when it entered the atmosphere.
The asteroid was about 3-4 meters long, considered relatively small.
The International Meteorological Organization is trying to gather data from witnesses about the asteroid. These can be submitted here.
Because the impact did not occur on land, most likely the asteroid's traces could not be found.
About half an hour ago (21:30 UTC) a meteoroid entered the Earth's atmosphere, scooting across the sky between Greenland and Norway.— Simon Proud (@simon_sat) March 11, 2022
Here's how it looked to @eumetsat's #Meteosat, which saw it just off the NW Coast of Norway...a bright flash in the night-time darkness. https://t.co/FCn17zxQtZ pic.twitter.com/nynMdKI71I