Falling meteorite observed over Spain and Portugal


This meteorite flew over the southern Iberian Peninsula 2021 on December 5, at about 0:07 a.m. Spanish local time. It slammed into the atmosphere at about 100,000 km/h.

It began about 105 km above the southwestern province of Badajoz, Spain, moved northwestward, and ended about 60 km above the eastern region of Alentejo, Portugal.

The total length of the meteorite’s path in the atmosphere was about 51 km.

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