Thousands of Argentinians reported witnessing the dazzling light display as the meteor exploded overhead.
The fireball is believed to have been traveling at 80,000mph when it hit the atmosphere around 40 miles above the surface of the Earth. Despite the spectacle, it is thought the meteor itself was no more than nine inches in diameter - a stark reminder of the potentially destructive power of larger sized objects.
The event comes just two months after the meteor explosion over Russia which caused widespread damage and injuries, further emphasizing the fact that our planet sits in a veritable cosmic shooting gallery of rocks and ice with the potential to be hit at any time.
A dazzling display of light appeared over Argentina on Sunday, April 21 and was captured on video by a concert goer filming the band playing on stage. In the video a giant fireball can be seen in the background lighting up the night sky as it exploded high in the atmosphere.
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