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They caught a meteor fall in South Florida

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Residents of West Palm Beach and Miami watched a “fireball in the sky.”

They reported a meteor fall in South Florida

A meteorite fall in Florida (Photo: Capturing Global Climate Change – Facebook)

Residents of West Palm Beach and Miami saw a flash in the sky on Monday night that lasted for a few seconds, and could, according to experts, have been a meteorite fall. Orlando Sentinel.

Videos circulating on social media show the moment a bright ball crosses the sky around 10:00 pm and moments later an explosion occurs.

Palm Beach TV reported that an asteroid the size of 2021 GW4 was slated to approach Earth 16,000 miles.

But Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Center for Astrophysics, commented that what West Palm residents saw up to Miami was not about 2021 GW4, but about another object with an asteroid properties.

I sent photos from a surveillance camera to the newsroom at Cuban newspaper Witness the flash that interrupted the darkness of the night.

In February 2019, experts confirmed this A large asteroid passed through Central Florida As if it was a ball of fire in the night sky.

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This space rock was about a foot wide and collided in the Atlantic Ocean with a force equal to 100 tons of TNT.

Specialists have indicated that it may be visible in the early hours of the morning for residents of Palm Bay through Titusville.

At the end of March, people in eastern Cuba witnessed a similar event previously classified as a meteorite fall.

Days later, based on various evidence, experts ignored the first idea and emphasized that it really is about it Explosion of a small group of meteors In the upper atmosphere.