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Bramon calculates the trajectory of the bright meteor over Sertão Pernambucano

By Marcelo Zurita*


A great blaze was spotted on Wednesday night (15) from several cities in the Serto Pernambucano and also from neighboring cities. The unusual phenomenon caused astonishment to the residents of the region. Many used the internet and social networks to search for information about the celestial body they had seen.

From the reports sent by social networks, Bramon – Brazilian Meteorological Observation Network and Live Climate, searched for images of the blido in their cameras and found spectacular records of the phenomenon in seven cities in the states of Pernambuco, Cear and Bahia.

After preliminary analyzes, the network calculated the trajectory of the blue, concluding that it appeared between the municipalities of Princesa Isabel (PB) and Carnaba (PE) and went in the southeast direction, disappearing in the sky to the south of the municipality of Arcoverde (PE).

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Preliminary trajectory of the blido. Credits: Bramon

Despite the scare it caused, meteors like this do not pose any risk to the population. Bramon is still working on the analysis of the videos to determine other information about the blues and evaluates whether the event may have left meteorites on Pernambuco soil.

*Marcelo Zurita president of the Associação Paraibana de Astronomia – APA; member of SAB – Sociedade Astronmica Brasileira; technical director of Bramon – Brazilian Meteor Observation Network – and regional coordinator (Northeast) of Asteroid Day Brasil

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