Eyewitnesses were in for a confusing shock when they saw a light in the distance followed by an earth shattering exploding sound.
According to the Santana Astronomical Observatory in the Azores, a noise that could be heard on several islands on Monday was actually the result of a meteorite hitting earth. Sounds like something from a science fiction movie.
As the meteoroid came hurling through the earth’s atmosphere at great speed, pieces of it broke off. While in the sky, it caused a streak of light which scratched the heavens.
Eventually it came down to earth in the west of the archipelago with tremendous force, which could be heard from quite a distance.
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