WATCH: Bright meteor lights up skies across parts of Europe

Global News

Watch the video above: A bright fireball was captured by the Mirasteilas Observatory in Falera, Switzerland.

TORONTO — Residents across a large swath of central Europe were treated to a bright fireball in the night sky on Saturday.

Almost 200 reports of the meteor were sent to the American Meteor Society, streaming in from Switzerland, France, Germany and Austria. Seven people reported hearing a boom as it broke up across the sky.

“The fireball was as bright that it illuminated the sky and landscape around me to twilight brightness levels,” read one person’s report.

WATCH: Dashboard camera footage of meteor in Austria

A map illustrating the observations of a meteor that many residents saw and heard in parts of central Europe. A map illustrating the observations of a meteor that many residents saw and heard in parts of central Europe.

The meteor wasn’t quite as large as the one from Feb. 15, 2013, when thousands were injured in Chelyabinsk, Russia, after a massive fireball lit up the morning sky blowing out…

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