A bright fireball was reported over the northern European countries of Sweden and the Netherlands. Undoubtedly the fireball was seen from other nations as well. Images and movies posted on-line suggest this fireball was as spectacular as the ones seen over Alberta/Saskatchewan in Canada on November 20. (Past posts on the Canadian fireball can be found here, here, and here.)
The fireball occurred on the night of January 17 at 20:10 (8:10 pm) CET or 19:10 UT. A video of the fireball taken from Sweden was posted on YouTube.
Still frames from the video can be found here.
A distant image of the fireball from an all-sky fireball monitoring camera in the Netherlands can be found here. The fireball is just visible above the northeast horizon.
Visible in Centram California USA as well.
Visible in Central California USA as well.
I saw it last night from San Francisco.
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