Images capture the exact moment that a shooting star lights up the sky in SC

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A meteor was seen in the sky of Santa Catarina last Monday (1st) and was caught by a monitoring camera in Monte Castelo, in the north of the state. Known as a “shooting star”, the celestial body lasted about 4 seconds and ended with a small explosion. The information is from g1 SC.

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According to amateur astronomer Jocimar Justino, the explosion indicates a sudden increase in brightness observed at the end of its path. The image was captured by cameras from the Brazilian Meteor Monitoring Network (Bramon), an open and collaborative organization formed by volunteers, including Justino.

See images of the shooting star in the SC sky

(Photo: Bramom, Disclosure)

(Photo: Bramom, Disclosure)

(Photo: Bramom, Disclosure)

(Photo: Bramom, Disclosure)

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According to the astronomer, the estimate is that the phenomenon happened in Joinville. Due to the high altitude at which meteors usually occur, the shooting star may also have been visible in neighboring states.

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According to Justino, the meteor is a luminous phenomenon caused by the entry of any solid object into the Earth’s atmosphere. They are usually caused by meteoroids, which are rocks up to one meter high.

— If it exceeds one meter, they are called asteroids. Meteorites are rocks that eventually survive the heat generated during atmospheric entry and end up reaching the ground — he concludes.

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