meteor puerto rico
A bright meteor was seen from Puerto Rico on the night of August 20, according to Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe (SAC). The largest astronomy organization on the Caribbean Island says the meteor was seen at about 9:30 p.m. local time. "We got reports from the north and west side of the Island, but it is possible the meteor was also seen from other areas of Puerto Rico, SAC said.

"It was a beautiful one and we were able to capture some images on our meteor cameras", said SAC. Although there was a recent meteor shower (the Perseids) it seems this meteor was not related to the shower and was a sporadic meteor instead.

SAC explained this type of meteor is usually associated with small space rocks which generally disintegrate on Earth's atmosphere. Only a few have enough size or mass so that parts of it can survive the atmospheric friction, and reach the surface.