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Very bright fireball over Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil


A bright fireball was recorded streaking across the night sky over the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil at 01:35 UTC on July 8, 2018. The object was visible for several seconds before it disintegrated in a bright flash. It is possible some pieces survived the entry. However, even if something did manage to survive, it’s at the bottom of the ocean now.

The fireball was seen by residents of Mossoró, Areia Branca, Assú, Baraúna, Severiano Melo and even cities in Ceará as Icapui and Russas said they had seen the light, according to EXOSS Citizen Science Project.

The International Meteor Organization has so far received 11 reports and one video:

Video courtesy L. Soares

Video courtesy L. Soares

Video courtesy EXOSS

Heatmap and trajectory. Credit: IMO


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Featured image: Fireball over Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil on July 8, 2018. Credit: L. Soares



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