Video: Massive fireball in the sky over central Spain

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:01.
Toledo - Astronomers were stunned by a huge fireball which lit the skies over central Spain this weekend. Apparently this was a fragment from a meteor which burst into flames.

The Spanish Network for Meteorite Research recorded the fireball on their detection systems when it entered the earth's atmosphere at around 11:45 pm on Saturday. Professor José Marie Madiedo, from the University of Huelva caught the incident on video (above) and told the media:

Video courtesy: J.M. Madiedo - University of Huelva

A brilliant ball of flame streaked across the sky above the Spanish capital Madrid, dazzling stargazers and astronomers alike. The celestial display was so bright it could be seen across the entire country. The eye-popping moment was caught on camera by the Hita Observatory at the University of Huelva at around 11:45pm local time (21:45 GMT). The object struck the atmosphere above the Villamuelas district in the province of Toledo, southwest of Madrid. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/ldjs53

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