A meteorite lit up the sky of Portugal.  They recorded an unusual phenomenon by chance

A meteorite burned up in Earth’s atmosphereIt passed on the night of Saturday to Sunday (May 18 to 19) over the Iberian Peninsula. Almost immediately, numerous recordings of this unusual phenomenon were circulating on the Internet.

It differed from the so-called meteors that we can usually observe and It looked like a neon blue fireball With blue lines. It was the burning of a fragment of rock that entered the Earth’s atmosphere that caused a huge emission of light.

The European Space Agency said the meteorite appears to be the same Part of a cometWhich broke off and jumped through the Earth’s atmosphere at an altitude of about 60 kilometers. It was moving at an astonishing speed of 2,735 kilometers per hour.

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– meteor It was probably 20 to 30 cm in diameter – Astronomer Josep Maria Trejo commented in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

At first he thought so Space rock debris likely fell near PereiraWhich is located about 60 kilometers southeast of Porto.

But it was later reported that after flying over the territory of Spain and then Portugal Most likely the part disintegrated and burned up over the Atlantic OceanSeveral tens of kilometers above the ocean surface.

According to local media, the meteorite It was best seen in the northern part of Portugal.

We can see many pictures and recordings of this unique phenomenon on social media. It is the best one on it Residents of Portugal accidentally caught a meteorite passing over Earth.

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