Meteor Streaks Through Sky Above Puerto Rico

Impressive footage captured in Puerto Rico on the night of May 30 to May 31 shows a bright fireball crossing the sky as part of a meteor shower.

“This is a tau Herculid meteor,” photographer Frankie Lucena told Storyful.

Lucena capture the footage at 4:27 UTC in Cabo Rojo. He said: “It is a piece of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3.”

Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (also known as SW 3), was expected to be much more intense, with a shooting star storm having been forecast.

Although the storm didn’t occur, it did produce enough luminous meteors to catch attention around the world. Credit: Frankie Lucena via Storyful

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