Video: Meteor lights up night sky at festival in Argentina

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A meteor explosion lit up the night sky in Argentina during a music concert on Sunday.

The amazing meteor flash was captured on video by concertgoers and security cameras.

The spectacular event occurred in Santiago del Estero and led to a "halo" appearing in the sky before sunrise, The Huffington Post reports.

Director of the Santa Fe Astronomical Observatory, Jorge Coghlan, told Continental that the fireball was caused by a space rock, measuring around 1.5 feet, entering the atmosphere at more than 81,000 miles per hour.

Coghlan said that the videos posted on YouTube by those who were at the Los Tekis concert were reliable.

In February, an asteroid came apart over Russia and created a shock wave that blew out windows of buildings and injured more than 1,000 people.



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