BRAZIL. On Tuesday, February 20, 2020, a huge flash in the sky scared residents of the city of Salvador, capital of the state of Bahia, northeast of Brazil.
The unexpected explosion of that strong light - which shone only few seconds - was enough to scare people. Many netizens commented on what happened and posted videos on social networks.
The astronomer, Fernando Munaretto, told for the G1-News channel that the phenomenon, of unknown origin, may have been caused by the entry of a meteor into atmosphere.
Munaretto commented that these celestial bodies normally disintegrate at the sky but, sometimes solid fragments can fall, without produces noise. Just the luminosity is perceived and that the chances of occurs some accident are very small.
Clarão é avistado no céu e assusta moradores no Nordeste
180GRAUS, February 20, 2020
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