A burning Asteroid crosses the Madrid city without Impacting

A burning Asteroid crosses the Madrid city without Impacting

The meteorite illuminated the night of the capital at 126,000 kilometers per hour

Great ball of fire over Madrid produced by a rock from an asteroid

Nor is it being an easy start to the year for the city of Madrid. To coronavirus pandemic that is affecting the capital of Spain as well as the rest of the planet, have joined various incidents that are altering the lives of Madrid.

First was the passage of the‘Filomena’ stormthat left a snowfall of dimensions never seen in the last 50 years and that caused a real chaos. Right after came a hello from fro which made the city streets even worse by turning all the falling snow to ice.

This wednesday a gas explosion in a building on Toledo Street caused the death of cfour people and incalculable damage.

But this morning Madrid He has experienced a new episode that is out of the ordinary and routine to which we were most accustomed until the arrival of the coronavirus. And is that one great ball of fire crossed the sky of the capital is early morning.

Around 3:46 a.m. a rock from an asteroid entered the atmosphere at a speed of about 126,000 kilometers per hour that generated a bright ball of fire that illuminated the Madrid sky.

As revealed by the official account of the Planetarium of Madrid the great luminosity of the rock made this phenomenon could be seen from all over the country.

The phenomenon was detected by the astronomical complex of La Hita, in La Puebla de Almoradiel (Toledo). The rock became incandescent at a height of about 84 kilometers, on the border with the province of village. This incandescence caused the fireball, which by its great luminosity could be seen throughout Spain. The fireball headed southeast and sand extinguished over Madrid, on the vertical of the Puente de Vallecas district.

Travis M. Andrews
Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book "Because He's Jeff Goldblum," a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.