A meteorite flew over Portugal

A meteorite flew over Portugal
A meteorite flew over Portugal

A celestial phenomenon worthy of a science fiction film occurred over Spain and Portugal this weekend.

05/21/2024, 8:50 p.m.05/21/2024, 11:52 p.m.

No, it was not the trailer to promote a JJ Abrams film, but a meteorite which lit up the Portuguese and Spanish sky with a blue color on the night of May 18 to 19. Around 1 a.m., several residents were able to witness this extraordinary spectacle.

Many Internet users were able to film the phenomenon, which was first seen above Don Benito, in Spain, before continuing its route towards Portugal, finally heading towards the Atlantic Ocean.

This celestial conflagration, visible from almost 800 km around, also caused concern among certain witnesses, who did not hesitate to alert the emergency services.

A Meteorite in Hollywood mode

Video: watson

Spectacular images from the James Webb telescope

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Spectacular images from the James Webb telescope

The Lyra Nebula photographed by the James Webb telescope.

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