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Watch: Mysterious blue meteor lights up skies over Spain and Portugal, video leaves netizens in awe – Science News

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Videos of a massive blue, sparkly object lighting up the sky are all over social media, and many are claiming that this is a meteor that was seen in Spain and Portugal. Social media user, Collin Rugg, shared one of the videos on X, formerly Twitter, writing, “Meteor spotted in the skies over Spain and Portugal.”

The meteorite is responsible for the bright blue light that is seen in the sky in the photos and videos. Locals in Portugal and Spain who saw the meteorite briefly shared the videos online, and soon after, they became viral and received a wide range of responses from online users. Some people were simply in awe at the spectacle, while many others expressed their absolute amazement.

“This is insane. Early reports claimed that the blue flash could be seen darting through the night sky for hundreds of kilometers. At the moment, it has not been confirmed if it hit the Earth’s surface, however some reports say it may have fallen near the town of Castro Daire. Other reports say it was closer to Pinheiro,” Rugg wrote in his tweet. 

NASA states…

NASA states that meteors are fireballs or shooting stars that are created when meteoroids approach Earth’s atmosphere (or that of another planet, like Mars) at a high speed and burn up. Dust grains to tiny asteroids are examples of meteoroids, which are space rocks.

Netizen reacts to the video

Rugg’s video on X, formerly Twitter, has garnered 12.7M views. “This has got to be the craziest meteor footage I’ve ever seen. I bet seeing it in person was mind blowing,” one user replied to the video while another wrote, “So friggin cool! Hope nobody got hurt. Legit!!! A once in a lifetime sight.” 

Another user added, “It is absolutely breathtaking”. Meanwhile, one user wrote, “That’s crazy! Mad props to the person that was able to get this footage!” “Mesmerizing… in fact, so mesmerizing that people forget they are even recording lol,” while another user said, “I saw one of these over rural Central California once, with two other people. I seriously had time to think we’re going the way of the dinosaurs. We checked the news and the radio, nothing, and it must have burned up without hitting anything.”

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