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Fireball meteor reported over Cyprus

Fireball meteor reported over Cyprus

A bright fireball meteor had been observed after 10 pm in the sky over Cyprus on Tuesday night.

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A bright fireball meteor had been observed after 10 pm in the sky over Cyprus on Tuesday night.

Sightings were reported from across the island.

A great majority of the material orbiting in outer space are tiny sub-millimeter sized bits of stone, ice, or metal, or a combination of these materials. These are known as micrometeoroids or simply space dust.

These tiny fragments cannot produce enough light to be seen when encountering the atmosphere and yet they contribute many tons of material to the Earths weight each year. As the size of these objects approach a millimeter, they begin to produce enough light to be seen upon entry to the upper atmosphere as ordinary meteors.

Due to the velocity at which they strike the Earths atmosphere, fragments larger than 1 millimeter have the capability to produce a bright flash as they streak through the heavens above. These bright meteors are what we call fireballs and they often strike fear and awe for those who witness them.


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