Glowing green fireball in sky over Portugal and Spain (Photos)

A meteor that streaked across the night sky over Portugal and Spain has lit up the internet with footage of it lighting up the sky in a blue-green fireball.

Meteor confirmed by European Space Agency (ESA), caught the fireball with its cameras in Cáceres, Spain, on Saturday (May 18) at 6:46 pm EDT (22:46 UTC). The ESA confirmed that the fireball was part of a comet that launched over Spain and Portugal, traveling at about 100,000 miles per hour, or 65 times the top speed of a Lockheed Martin F-16 jet fighter. The meteorite may have burned up as high as 38 miles (60 kilometers) above Earth in the Atlantic Ocean, the ESA added.

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