Although the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower produces a small amount of these rapid flashes, when you see one, it can be quite impressive.
This is seen in a video taken from the island, which shows a bright meteor that was visible at approximately 3:53 a.m. this morning, Saturday, July 31.
“We have recently detected an increase in visible meteors, so we encourage you to look up at the sky whenever possible during these nights and in the early morning,” said the Caribbean Astronomy Society (SAC), explaining that in late July and early August, the Earth was passing through the areas where it left Three comets were once decaying debris in our atmosphere.
The educational entity said the meteor seen this morning is part of Comet 96P/Machholz, which is associated with Delta-Aquaride rain.
Studies of this meteor shower indicate that this debris is disintegrating through our atmosphere at a whopping 91,714 miles per hour (147,600 km/h).
SAC predicted that more meteors will be visible soon, with other meteor showers, known as Perseids, approaching, the maximum of which should occur around August 11, 12 and 13.
He confirmed that the meteor that was seen today left a visible line or trail for several seconds, and indicated that the bright star seen in the last clip of the video is the star Deneb.