The Fire Woman Returns

In October 2017, a trans-Neptunian object (47171) 1999 TC36 was named as Lempo. Lempo was originally the goddess of love and fertility in Finnish mythology. According to the myth, a glowing fireball shot from the sky and hit the ground. It was the sacred Fire Woman with a flaming hair. The myth is describing a meteor hitting the ground very long ago.

On Nov. 4, 2017, the New Moon in Taurus was in conjunction with 47171 Lempo. On Nov. 13, 2017, Venus and Jupiter made a conjunction in Scorpio, right opposite 47171 Lempo in Taurus. Only a few days after the spectacular conjunction, Lempo manifested herself.

A very bright fireball exploded over the Finnish Lapland on Nov. 16, 2017, at 16:40 UTC. The dark evening sky was lit up, there was a loud noise, blue light, trembling houses and barking dogs. Tens of kilograms of meteor rocks fell on the ground somewhere in the vicinity of Lake Inari.

A video by Aurora Service Tours

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