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Meteor sightings in Spain and Portugal

Started by bing101, May 20, 2024, 10:50:01 AM

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QuoteA bright comet fragment lit up the skies over parts of Spain and Portugal late on Saturday, according to the European Space Agency (ESA), with one Lisbon resident saying the dazzling display "felt like a movie". On Sunday morning, the ESA shared on X a video, opens new tab captured by its "fireball camera" of what it described as a "stunning meteor" over the skies of the western Spanish city of Caceres, near the Portuguese border. But it later, opens new tab said it appeared to be a "small piece of a comet" and not a meteor, estimating it flew over Spain and Portugal at a speed of 45 km (28 miles) per second before burning up over the Atlantic. "The likelihood of any meteorites being found is very low," the ESA said.

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