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Bright meteor fireball explodes over Peru

Bright meteor fireball explodes over Peru

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A security camera was able to capture a bright fireball as it illuminated its surroundings over a town in Peru. According to the reports submitted by the eyewitnesses, the meteor that hit Earth and created the fireball event was brighter than Venus. The latest fireball event in Peru was reported via the International Meteor Organization (IMO). Based on the reports collected by the organization, at least two people in the country witnessed the fireball incident. According to the reports filed by the eyewitnesses, the fireball appeared on April 16 at 1 a.m. UT, or on April 15 at 9 p.m. EDT. Based on their observations, the magnitude of the fireball ranged from -13 to -19. This means that the meteor produced a very bright illumination that was capable of lighting up its surroundings. It was also much brighter than the planet Venus when viewed from Earth, which has a magnitude of about -5. An eyewitness named Miguel A. from the Lima Callao region stated in his report that the fireball…
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