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Large Meteor Spotted in South Iceland

An unusually bright meteor was spotted in south Iceland in the early hours of Monday morning. The meteor was probably the size of a football and crashed to the ground somewhere in the region.

Police officers from Selfoss noticed the meteor where they were driving and the security camera in their vehicle caught footage of it, Fréttabladid reports.

Close to 100 cases of meteors have been registered in Iceland, but fractions from them have never been found. Meteors that crash at a high speed through the atmosphere heat up and can clearly be seen.

They are therefore also known as fireballs or falling stars, or vígahnöttur in Icelandic.

Click here to watch the footage from the police car (click on the link in the text).

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