Meteor explodes over Brazil in footage captured by the space observatory
- The Heller and Jung space observatory in Porto Alegre, Brazil, recorded the explosion of a meteor on Monday in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul
- The meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere at 2:31 a.m. local time at an altitude of 64 miles
- The meteor appeared in the sky for at least 1.05 seconds before exploding at a height of 58.7 miles above the surface
- The explosion registered a strength of -7 (degrees of brightness)
This is when a bright meteor crossed the sky over Brazil and exploded.
The phenomenon was captured on camera by the Heller and Jung Space Observatory early Monday when it entered the Earth's atmosphere.
The surveillance system at the center in the city of Taquara recorded that the meteor exploded near the Rio Grande do Sul-Uruguay border at around 2:31 a.m. local time, about 462 miles away.
A meteor exploded above the surface of the earth on Monday morning in Brazil near the border with Uruguay
Carlos Fernando Jung, the director of the South Region of Brazil's Meteor Monitoring Network, said the meteor entered the atmosphere at a height of 64 miles and took 1.05 seconds before exploding at 58.7 miles above the surface
Carlos Fernando Jung, the director of the South Region of Brazil's Meteor Monitoring Network, said the meteor entered the atmosphere at a height of 64 miles and took 1.05 seconds before exploding at 58.7 miles above the surface.
"The fall of this high-performance meteor proves that the largest number of high-performance meteors has occurred this year since 2016 when the observatory in (Rio Grade do Sul) started operations," said Jung.
The explosion of the meteor registered a brightness of -7 degrees. Since the number 0 is the reference point specified on the scale, a negative representation would correspond to a greater brightness of the meteor.
A surveillance camera from the Brazilian Heller and Jung Space Observatory captured the moment when a meteor hit the surface of the earth and exploded on Monday
The Brazilian meteor surveillance network reported that the meteor's explosion recorded a brightness of -7 degrees
The Heller and Jung Space Observatory registered eight high-grade meteors in Rio Grande do Sul in 2020 that explode above the Earth's atmosphere.
Residents of the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina were amazed on October 1 when a meteor exploded and set off a bright torch across the sky.
The explosion registered a brightness of -4 degrees.
This meteor traveled 37,841.5 miles per hour and burst 13.7 miles over the town of Vacaria, Rio Grande do Sul.
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