Witnesses to the blast, which was best seen over the Spanish provinces of Pontevedra and Lugo, say the explosion was accompanied by strong noise as well as the unusual green color of the flash.
According to the El Progreso portal, the explosion occurred over the northwestern part of the Iberian Peninsula at 1:10 on Monday, most likely meteor It collided with many small pieces before falling to the ground.
According to astrophysicist Ramon Aller of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), the object that exploded over the region of Galicia was a “cosmic stone” that collapsed when it entered the atmosphere. The expert emphasized that because of the force of the explosion, “windows shook” in many homes.
Aller noted that the likely site of the meteorite fragments’ fall was the province of León in northwestern Spain.
In turn, according to sources quoted by the European Press Agency, the explosion recorded by the astronomical observatories located more than 500 km from the site of the event could be an explosion of a “space rock” separated from one of the comets.
The last big phenomenon over Iberia’s sky was the November meteor explosion that struck the Évora region in eastern Portugal. The piece is also seen in various parts of the Iberian Peninsula.
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