A large meteor fireball exploded in the sky over Costa Rica on April 23, 2019 at 9:09pm. People reported seeing flashes in the sky. Others reported hearing loud booms and feeling rumblings. On the same evening a rock fell from the sky, making a hole in a roof in Aguas Zarcas, San Carlos, Alajuela. Now experts will analyse the rock to determine its origin. But I bet it is a meteorite!
The woman who found the space rock in her house explains she heard a loud rumble, went to the back of her house, discovered the hole in the roof and found the warm rock on the floor.
Now, cosmochemist (I am one of those :-)) will have to analyse the chemical composion of the rock to determine where this rock comes from… But it is … the meteorite!
The lyrid meteor shower peaked on April 22-23, 2019. So it is not quite a coincidence.
Several people as well as cameras located near Poás and Turrialba volcanoes have captured bright flashes of light in the sky, most probably from the disintegration and explosion of the meteor.
Here some videos of the sky event:
Las cámaras de la @RSNcostarica de la UCR captaron los destellos de luz generados por un #meteoro que ingresó el día 23 de abril del 2019, a la atmósfera terrestre sobre el territorio costarricense. Videos editados por el Dr. Pablo Ruiz, de la RSN / UCR-ICE. pic.twitter.com/vqIbODOsu9
— UCR (@UniversidadCR) April 24, 2019