How I Watched a Meteor Streak Across Portugal’s Night Sky

A giant fireball dashed over my house in Northern Portugal in a scene that looked like something out of a movie

Rui Alves
4 min readMay 19, 2024

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A neon green metero looking like a laser beam.
Still image of the meteor seen on the Portuguese night sky on May 18th, 2024 | Source: YouTube (edited by the author)

Today was a day to remember and a night full of wonder here in northern Portugal.

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Rui Alves

Language teacher, linguist, life coach, published author (joined the Army and worked for the EU). A publisher, digital ronin, musician and alchemist of sound.