Watch: Meteorite Causes Dazzling Display Over Portugal and Spain

A meteorite illuminated the night sky over Portugal and Spain last night.

Social media users shared numerous videos capturing the celestial object streaking across the heavens. The spectacular event occurred shortly before midnight, at 11:46 PM local time.

The meteorite disintegrated upon entering Earth's atmosphere, causing a burst of vibrant blue light and leaving behind a long, glowing trail. Scientists believe the meteorite's high magnesium content is what caused the spectacular colour display.

Translation by Iurie Tataru

Bogdan Nigai

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