Bright Fireball Recorded over Venezuela, Seen from Multiple Locations
A bright object which appears to be a meteor fireball streaked through the night sky over Venezuela and was recorded from multiple locations. The footage appears on several social media accounts.
The first videos of a mysterious bright object appeared on social media on Saturday night. Most eyewitnesses captured the fireball while out filming at random.
One video has festive music in the background, while another showed people dancing in the street.
#meteorito #floramarillo @ActualidadRT @teleSURtv otro vídeo grabado en valencia,cae meteorito que surco cielo del centro del país,cae en la localidad de flor amarillo,valencia,Venezuela estado carabobo. atentos! video de Venezuela pic.twitter.com/IVWDzLaKe8
— geodinamicamundial (@EarthquakeVen1) February 10, 2019
— NTN24 Venezuela (@NTN24ve) February 10, 2019
But all the recordings had something in common: the light from the fireball was so bright that nothing else would immediately come into focus for the authors of the various pieces of footage.
Usuarios en las redes sociales reportan una gran luz en el cielo de Caracas. Me hacen llegar este video pic.twitter.com/GVsnxFb6cP
— Miguel Malliotakis (@Malliotakis_) February 10, 2019
All videos show that the object crossed the sky at an extremely high speed and had a fire-tail, like meteors usually have when they cut Earth’s atmosphere. However, it’s still not clear whether it was a real meteor or not. Officials have not commented yet on the sightings, reports and videos.