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Meteor lights skies over Texas and northern Mexico

Officials and witnesses said a meteorite streaked across the skies of Texas and northern Mexico on Friday night, but no impacts were reported. The streak of light was visible for a few seconds.

The incident occurred shortly after 8:30 p.m. CDT (7:30 p.m. in Mexico) when the meteor entered Earth’s atmosphere and burned up over Nuevo Leon, Mexico and Texas, USA.

Nuevo Leon’s Department of Civil Protection said the meteorite had been sighted in the north and west of the state, particularly in the Monterrey area. There were no reports of impact.

“At this time, no municipalities in the state have been affected,” the Civil Protection Agency said in a statement.

The meteor was also spotted in parts of southern Texas, according to the American Meteor Society. Sightings were reported at McAllen, Alamo, Harlingen, and as far afield as Sebastian and Edinburg.

Meteors sometimes survive fiery passages through the Earth’s atmosphere, but many fall into the ocean or burn up and are usually unnoticed.

Earlier this month, a fireball—a term used to describe an extraordinarily bright meteor—appeared. Explosions over Israel and West Bank Makes loud noises in broad daylight. And in February, a one-meter asteroid was discovered just hours before it entered the atmosphere. light up the sky in France and parts of Western Europe. Meteor lights skies over Texas and northern Mexico

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