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Only 8 times previously, meteor predicted and filmed

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Jan 22, 2024, 1:59:43 PMJan 22
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Predicted meteor blazes across German sky, only eighth time in history
event has been forecast

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Jan 21, 2024 #GlobalNews #meteor #germany
A meteor blazed across the night sky over eastern parts of Germany on

A dazzling moment, usually only captured by chance on permanently
installed webcams.

In a rare event, astronomers were able to predict the impact, which
occurred around 1:30 a.m. local time on Sunday. Michael Aye, a
researcher at the Planetary Research Institute in Berlin, was able to
capture the meteor after a tip from his colleague Franck Marchis at SETI

Aye told Reuters the one-metre diameter (3.2 feet) meteor was detected
only three hours before impact by Hungarian astronomer Krisztián
Sárneczky. According to Aye, it was only the eighth time that a
prediction of such an impact by the minute was possible.

According to NASA, the tiny asteroid was set to "disintegrate as a
harmless fireball" west of Berlin, near the town of Nennhausen in

Meteors are objects in space that range in size from dust grains to
small asteroids. When they heat up in Earth’s atmosphere, they make a
bright trail.

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