Bright green fireball lights up the skies of Portugal and Spain (photos) – Science News (Trending Perfect)


The Internet is filled with footage of a meteor speeding across the night sky over Portugal and Spain, lighting up the sky as a blue-green fireball.

The meteorite was confirmed by European Space Agency (ESA), which captured the fireball with its cameras in Cáceres, Spain, at 6:46 PM EDT (22:46 UTC) on Saturday (May 18). The European Space Agency confirmed that the fireball was a piece of a comet that shot over Spain and Portugal, traveling at about 100,000 miles per hour, or about 65 times faster than the top speed of a Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jet. The European Space Agency added that the meteorite likely burned up over the Atlantic Ocean at an altitude of about 38 miles (60 kilometers) above Earth.



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