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A meteor falls over the northeast of Mexico and the images go viral

The fall is believed to have been part of the Draconid meteor shower, an event that typically occurs each year when Earth passes close to the orbit of Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner.

Place of impact of the meteorite.

Place of impact of the meteorite. It only caused a slight bush fire. They found a series of smaller rocks that would be the remains of the meteorite. Credit: Milenio Tamaulipas

On Tuesday night, inhabitants of the city of Monterrey and the state of Tamaulipas reported the fall of an impressive meteorite, which would have hit the ground in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas.

The surprising celestial body generated a wake that lit up the sky in northeastern Mexico. Well, several users reported the sighting through social networks.

The head of Civil Protection of Tamaulipas, Pedro Granados Ramírez, confirmed that it had indeed been a meteorite, and that the impact of the celestial body would have occurred around 11:00 pm in the Lázaro Cárdenas ejido, which is located at a few kilometers north of the Tamaulipas capital.

As a witness to the moment when the star circled the sky, there is a video published by Webcams de México, where you can see how suddenly yesterday night was illuminated in the areas near the La Silla hill in Monterrey, Nuevo León. Although residents of other nearby municipalities and states such as Coahuila and even Texas, the United States, also reported the sighting.

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The fall is believed to have been part of the Draconid meteor shower, an event that typically occurs each year when Earth passes close to the orbit of Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner. This astronomical phenomenon will have its peak today, Wednesday October 7, although it can continue to be observed until next Sunday 11.

During these days, weather conditions permitting, around 20 meteors per hour can be seen, which will cross the sky at a speed of approximately 20 kilometers per second.

Source: Forbes

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