Bright green fireball lights up the sky over Portugal and Spain (Photos)

An ESA camera in Spain captures a bright fireball as it erupts over Portugal on May 18

The internet is on fire with images of a meteor streaking through the night sky over Portugal and Spain, lighting up the sky in a blue-green fireball.

The meteor was confirmed by the European Space Agency (ESA), which caught the fireball with its cameras in Cáceres, Spain, on Saturday (May 18) at 6:46 PM EDT (10:46 PM UTC). The ESA confirmed that the fireball was part of a comet that streaked over Spain and Portugal at a speed of about 100,000 miles per hour, or about 65 times as fast as the top speed of a Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jet. The ESA added that the meteor probably burned up over the Atlantic Ocean at an altitude of about 60 kilometers above Earth.

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