The meteroite we have been telling about here earlier has been located! The crater has been located and it was very close to hit Eslöv directly. The impact site is located souht of Eslöv, close to one of the roads leading out of Eslöv towards Örtofta Sugar plant (Danisco Sugar Örtofta). The crater is located close to the old main road just 700 or 800 meters from the factory . The crater has been excavated to try to find out if the meteor was intact.
A big piece was found in the impact crater and it’s been sent to the ESA in the Netherlands for examination and analyzed.
The meteorite was an unexpected event and was witnessed only by a few eyewitnesses. The energy of the blast was estimated to be between 1 and 2 tons of TNT and left a hole of nearly 15 metres in diameter in a field near Eslöv. The meteorite itself was observed during it’s passage through the air over Eslöv by Mr. Maarten Vanden Eynde a belgian resident on a visit in Eslöv, who actually managed to capture the fire-ball in the sky with his camera.
The crater has a clearly visible rim of soil that has been thrown up around the crater. The soil is very soft so the crater was rather small after all. One could expect bigger damage by such a high energy impact. Luckily no passers by was direct nearby or they could have been seriously injured possibly killed by the impact energy.
The crater ring has a height of 1 meters over the surrounding ground and the depth after impact was estimated to 6-8 meters before collapsing. There was also visible traces of soil thrown out around outside of the crater indicating that it was almost a direct impact with a possible easterly angle. The crater is clearly visible from the road leading into the south parts of Eslöv (Sallerupsvägen).
The Eslöv Meteorite crater. Image: Ministry of Art