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Bright Meteor Rocks Argentina Rock Concert

Talk about a light show! A massive bolide was captured on video during a middle-of-the-night rock concert in Argentina on April 21, 2013. The band, Los Tekis performed at an outdoor concert venue and in perfect timing, right after the band concluded a song, the person who shot the video panned out so that the sky was visible — just as the bolide lit up the sky.

News reports say the bright fireball was not only seen in Salta, Argentina, the location of the Zamba Festival, but was seen widely across Santiago del Estero, Corrientes, Córdoba, Chaco and in other locations, even though it was about 3:20 am local time.

The band’s website quotes Matías Díaz, who filmed the event as saying, “People demanded an encore of the Tekis, then they returned to the stage and was at that moment when the sound was cut and decorated the right side was a large green light falling from the sky. People at first did not know it was, thought someone had thrown a vengala but then began to speak of a meteorite.”

Nancy Atkinson

Nancy has been with Universe Today since 2004. She is the author of a new book on the Apollo program, "Eight Years to the Moon," which shares the stories of 60 engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to make landing on the Moon possible. Her first book, "Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos" tells the stories of those who work on NASA's robotic missions to explore the Solar System and beyond.

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