Daylight fireball recorded over Bahia, sonic boom reported, Brazil


A daylight fireball was recorded over the sky of Bahia, Brazil at around 13:02 UTC (10:02 LT) on Monday, May 17, 2021. The event was followed by a sonic boom heard by residents of the Macaúbas Brotas region.

The bolide was detected by the GOES-16 weather satellite and 4 cameras of the Clima ao Vivo.

YouTube video

Daytime meteors are rare because they are usually overshadowed by the brightness of the day. To be visible, they need to be really great, the Brazilian Meteor Observation Network said.

Daylight fireball over Bahia, Brazil as seen by NOAA/GOES-16 satellite on May 17, 2021

Featured image credit: Clima ao Vivo

If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.


Commenting rules and guidelines

We value the thoughts and opinions of our readers and welcome healthy discussions on our website. In order to maintain a respectful and positive community, we ask that all commenters follow these rules:

  • Treat others with kindness and respect.
  • Stay on topic and contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way.
  • Do not use abusive or hateful language.
  • Do not spam or promote unrelated products or services.
  • Do not post any personal information or content that is illegal, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate.

We reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these rules. By commenting on our website, you agree to abide by these guidelines. Thank you for helping to create a positive and welcoming environment for all.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *