A meteorite seen last night was a 16.4-foot-diameter boulder that exploded in the atmosphere.

Shocking images captured from the island show the moment a large chunk of space rock disintegrated over Puerto Rico on Wednesday night.

“It happened at 11:28 p.m. and reports confirm that it was visible from the entire island,” the Caribbean Astronomy Society (SAC) said.

The educational entity indicated that both the videos obtained as well as the images captured by the NOAA GOES 16 satellite allow an initial estimate regarding the size of the rock, which was calculated between 1 to 5 meters (3.3 to 16.4) feet) in diameter.

While the colors shown by the dazzling meteorite indicate that it was a space rock with sodium among other minerals, a content similar to that of the massive meteorite that smashed through the skies of Chelyabinsk in Russia in February 2013.

“The discovery of the meteorite by the GOES 16 satellite indicates that the explosion of the meteorite when it collided with the atmosphere occurred 20 to 25 miles north of the city of Quebradillas, over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean,” said Eddie Irisari, scientific researcher. Communication device for SAC.

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