Bright fireball spotted over Brazil for the second time in a week


A brilliant fireball was seen across southern Brazil on Thursday, May 27, 2021– the second time in a week following a sighting on May 22 over the northeast region. The object was seen by witnesses in the Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina states.

The fireball struck 06:10 UTC (03:10 LT) and was clearly captured by many cameras in the Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina.

According to the Brazilian Meteor Observation Network (BRAMON), the meteor traveled at a speed of 251 000 km/h (156 000 mph), shining brightly above the states.

The object reached the Eath's atmosphere at an angle of 19.2°, and it began to streak across the skies at an altitude of 108.3 km (67.3 miles) over the Panambi Rural Zone.

The event lasted around 3 seconds and disappeared at an altitude of 60.7 km (37.7 miles) northeast of Santa Maria.

It was the second fireball sighting in a week for the country. On May 22, a brilliant green fireball was seen over the northeast region, particularly by witnesses in Paraiba, Pernambuco, and Rio Grande do Norte.

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Featured image credit: Clima ao Vivo


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