Brilliant meteor caught on camera in Brazil

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TAQUARA, BRAZIL (NBC News) – A brilliant meteor streaked across the sky in Brazil early Friday morning before burning up in the atmosphere. 

A camera at the Brazilian Meteor Observation Network caught the celestial body as it entered the atmosphere. 

The camera was located in Taquara, an inland town in Southern Brazil. 

The chunk of interplanetary debris briefly lit up the dark sky before it disappeared. 

After falling from space, it burned up in the sky over the Atlantic Ocean. 

According to local media, the meteorite likely burned up some 22 miles over the ocean. 

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