Bright fireball over Venezuela caught on video, prompts 'meteor' suggestions

 rt.com  2/10/2019 6:31:00 PM 

Published time: 10 Feb, 2019 18:31 Edited time: 10 Feb, 2019 18:37

Bright fireball over Venezuela caught on video, prompts 'meteor' suggestions

Footage of a bright light in the night skies of Venezuela has appeared on various social media accounts, apparently shot from different locations of the country. Some people suggested the flash might be a meteor.

The first videos of a mysterious bright object appeared on social media on Saturday night. Most eyewitnesses captured the fireball while out filming at random.

One video has festive music in the background, while another showed people dancing in the street.

#meteorito#floramarillo@ActualidadRT@teleSURtv otro vídeo grabado en valencia,cae meteorito que surco cielo del centro del país,cae en la localidad de flor amarillo,valencia,Venezuela estado carabobo. atentos! video de Venezuela pic.twitter.com/IVWDzLaKe8

— geodinamicamundial (@EarthquakeVen1) 10 февраля 2019 г.

#Valencia Mientras un recreador animaba una fiesta infantil se pudo registrar el paso del supuesto meteorito al caer la tarde de este sábado #9Febpic.twitter.com/zK6t4kWNi2

— NTN24 Venezuela (@NTN24ve) 10 февраля 2019 г.

But all the recordings had something in common: the light from the fireball was so bright that nothing else would immediately come into focus for the authors of the various pieces of footage. 

Usuarios en las redes sociales reportan una gran luz en el cielo de Caracas. Me hacen llegar este video pic.twitter.com/GVsnxFb6cP

— Miguel Malliotakis (@Malliotakis_) 10 февраля 2019 г.

All videos show that the object crossed the sky at an extremely high speed and had a fire-tail, like meteors usually have when they cut Earth's atmosphere. However, it's still not clear whether it was a real meteor or not. Officials have not commented yet on the sightings, reports and videos.

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