Meteor sighting above Latvia

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On Wednesday, March 25 several eyewitnesses posted on social media about a meteor sighting in the sky above Latvia, and a Latvian Television livestream camera managed to capture the sight from the Rīga city center.

It's possible there were even two - the first one around 8:24 p.m. and the second around 8:47 p.m., but the LTV camera only caught one.

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Usually meteors are small rocks that enter the atmosphere and burn. The tiny meteors that appear to us as falling stars are usually the size of a grain of sand, but this one could have been slightly larger. Last year on September 9 a much brighter meteor, or bolide, was sighted in the sky above Latvia.

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