Bright fireballs explode over Spain, Canada and USA (Videos)

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By Strange Sounds

In the last 3 days, space rocks are literally falling from the sky. Bright fireballs and meteor have been reported over Spain, Canada and USA.

This stunning meteor was spotted over Spain on Feb. 18, at 5:42 local time (4:42 universal time) and was produced by a fragment from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 100000 km/h over the provinces of Albacete, Murcia and Alicante:

A large, green-turquoise object with an unusually long tail streaked across the skies of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland on Sunday evening, February 18, 2018, around 8:50 p.m. The meteor was witnessed by Metro from the TransCanada Highway near Chilliwack, to the northwest and seemingly heading northward, and as far away as Victoria, B.C. and Seattle. And all agreed it was an unusual sight much larger than a typical meteor. via Metro

A day before on February 17, 2018, around 21:47, another meteor was captured flying over Missouri (via AMS). Meteor @ 0:19:

As well as over Ontario on the same day – Feb. 17 – making a loud boom in the sky… People wouldn’t be expecting to see something like that and then all of sudden kaboom, something out of the sky like that. (via Timmin’s Today):

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Meteor explodes over Ontario, Canada on February 17, 2018. By Colin Williamson via Timmin’s Today

Finally on February 16, 2018, two bright but slow meteors we spotted over Spain around 21:52 local time (20:52 universal time). According to first calculations, the fireballs were produced by a fragment from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 43000 km/h, beginning its disintegration over the province of Cordoba at a height of around 75 km, and disappearing at an altitude of about 26 km.

Knowing that there are no active meteor shower right now, we still have pieces of asteroids reaching out our atmosphere! Awesome!

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