Witnesses across much of France, as well as Andora, Monaco, and parts of Switzerland, Italy and Spain, have reported observing a bright fireball at about 10.30 pm local time (about 8.30 pm GMT) on Sunday 24 April 2021. The fireball is described as having moved from east to west along the south coast of Frnace, appearing off the coast of Marsielle and vanishing to the south of Montpellier. A fireball is defined as a meteor (shooting star) brighter than the planet Venus. These are typically caused by pieces of rock burning up in the atmosphere, but can be the result of man-made space-junk burning up on re-entry.
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