CABO ROJO, Puerto Rico – A video shot early Wednesday morning captured the moment a meteor streaked across the sky over Puerto Rico and appeared to explode.
The meteor was part of the Geminid meteor shower, one of the best meteor showers of the year that happens every December. The Geminids occur this year from Dec. 4-17 with the peak of the meteor shower being on Dec. 13 and 14.
On Dec. 13, just before 6 a.m. local time, Frankie Lucena of Cabo Rojo in southwestern Puerto Rico recorded a meteor shooting down toward the horizon.
As it disappears, a flash of light appears in the lower right corner of the frame, giving the illusion that the meteor has exploded.
«This is just a remarkable coincidence,» Lucena said. «The trajectory of the meteor just happens to coincide with the location of the explosion.»
Lucena noted that, despite the explosion related to the power grid, the power only went out in his area for about a minute.
Original article source: Video: Spectacular coincidence gives appearance Geminid meteor exploded in Puerto Rico