Earth-skimming meteoroid dipped 56 miles into the atmosphere over the Netherlands and Germany before returning to space | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Earth-skimming meteoroid dipped 56 miles into the atmosphere over the Netherlands and Germany before returning to space

A meteoroid was captured skimming Earth's atmosphere for a few seconds above Germany and the Netherlands before returning on its journey through space.

Astronomers spotted the bright cosmic object streaking across the night sky on September 22, as is dipped 56 miles in altitude - lower than any satellites orbiting Earth.

The video was shot at 11:53pm ET and shows the meteoroid covering a path of more than 499 miles as it sunk into our atmosphere for 19 seconds.

Researchers from Western University traced it to a Jupiter-family orbit, but was unable to identify matches of potential parent bodies.

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