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Central American sky lit up by spectacular meteor burst

Central American sky lit up by spectacular meteor burst
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By Robert Hackwill
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People come out onto the streets in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador to watch giant fireball in the sky.

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Three central American countries got the best fireworks display of 2016, and all for free, when a giant meteor burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere in the skies over Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

Eyewitnesses said it flew across the sky from south to west as it disintegrated, with many posting videos of the light show online. Some reported seven distinct flaming objects.

#URGENTE: Se observa estela de meteorito cruzando el lago de Atitlán desde Santa Catarina Palopó, Sololá. pic.twitter.com/0VGMzcvqeB

— Radio Punto (@RadioPuntoGT) 28 de diciembre de 2016

Fenómeno natural en el cielo de #Guatemala visto desde puerto Iztapa, #Escuintla. (Foto: jomassis</a>). <a href="https://t.co/PVkcHPYLkD">pic.twitter.com/PVkcHPYLkD</a></p>&mdash; Prensa Libre (prensa_libre) December 28, 2016

Bright fireball disintegrates over Guatemala https://t.co/vhGFI4NSPx#meteor#fireball#Guatemala#video

— The Watchers (@TheWatchers_) December 28, 2016

The spectacular event took place at around 10.30 pm local time, and brought hundreds of people out on the streets to watch.

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