A very bright fireball was seen entering our atmosphere over southern Brazil and exploding over the state of Rio Grande do Sul early Monday morning, November 28, 2022. The meteor had a duration of 1.8 seconds and a magnitude of -12.
The meteor entered our atmosphere over Erechim at an altitude of 124 km (77 miles) at 03:38 UTC and extinguished at 112 km (69 miles).
This is the largest fireball recorded in Brazil since 2020, according to Dr. Carlos Fernando Jung, founder of the Heller and Jung Space Observatory whose cameras recorded the event.
Featured image credit: Carlos Fernando Jung / Heller and Jung Space Observatory
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