Puerto Ricans spooked by blazing meteor


Spooky indeed … ‘Eddie Irizarry, an astronomy professor in Puerto Rico and vice president of the Caribbean Astronomy Society, told the Associated Press the meteor was likely several feet long and was visible for about 10 seconds from all over the island. “That makes it into quite a rare event,” Irizarry said. A National Weather Service satellite spotted the fireball at around 4:30 p.m Friday.’

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porlosmaresI really need to quote my friend María I. A. C. on this one: “Can locusts be far behind? Dios mío.” Vincent Barone (New York Post) reports on the orange-tinged meteor seen by so many Puerto Ricans across the island yesterday.

A streaking meteor soaring low over Puerto Rico amazed and unsettled residents already grappling with devastating earthquakes. Puerto Ricans posted photos and videos of the fireball on social media after it passed overhead Friday afternoon — with some fearing that it was a crashing aircraft.

Eddie Irizarry, an astronomy professor in Puerto Rico and vice president of the Caribbean Astronomy Society, told the Associated Press the meteor was likely several feet long and was visible for about 10 seconds from all over the island. “That makes it into quite a rare event,” Irizarry said.

A National Weather Service satellite spotted the fireball at around 4:30 p.m Friday.

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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