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Watch As A Volcanic Eruption Gets Completely Upstaged By A Streaking Meteor

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Tom Hale

Senior Journalist

clockJan 3 2017, 15:48 UTC

Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica via Costa Rica Hoy/YouTube

Through a stroke of unbelievable luck, a video has captured the moment the billowing smoke of a volcanic eruption was momentarily joined by the streak of a meteor. Listen closely and you might hear the sound of a group of volcanologists and astronomers falling to the floor in a fit of mutual appreciation.

The meteor shot across the skies above the Turrialba volcano in central Costa Rica at 10.25 pm local time on Tuesday, December, 27.

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Javier Pacheco from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica told Q Costa Rica that this first time the camera has captured a meteor since it was installed in 2011. He added that the meteor was also reported in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

It might be just 6-seconds of grainy footage, but what an awesome few moments they are. How often can you watch something as cool as a volcanic eruption get upstaged by a shooting meteor?


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