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A stunning blue fireball (meteor) appeared from nowhere and illuminated the night sky in Spain and Portugal, leaving everyone stunned by the spectacular sight. Countless videos of the awe-inspiring event were captured by eyewitnesses and are now going viral on social media platforms.

The viral video shows the vivid blue hue of the fiery celestial object, which illuminated the night sky for a few fleeting seconds before vanishing in the clouds. Several social media users shared the videos they had captured on their Smartphones.

A user shared a stunning view of the celestial event and wrote, “UNREAL!! MASSIVE Meteor sighting over Portugal! To see a streak like this is a once in a lifetime event! No word on whether it hit earth and become a Meteorite! Also seen for Hundreds of miles! Wow!!”

“Imagine having this captured in your photo library. Easily the best shot you’ve ever taken your whole life, the one to show to your grandchildren,” shared another user.

A third user commented, “Wow! Incredible! That's an experience and a video for a lifetime! 🤩”

While OTV cannot verify the authenticity of the video, scientists at NASA estimate that about 48.5 tons of meteoritic material falls on Earth each day. Almost all the material is vaporised in the Earth’s atmosphere, leaving a bright trail fondly called ‘shooting stars’.

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