Skygazers in Spain and Portugal were treated to a rare sight over the weekend: a sudden meteor shower that lit up the night sky in a brilliant blue hue. This dazzling display was an unforgettable experience for many.

Social media is flooded with videos and photos capturing the different shades of the meteor shower. Some reports suggest the meteors may have been part of a broken-up comet, but scientists are still investigating the cause of the unusual blue color.

Meteor shower in Portugal (screenshot taken from Latest in space's X video)
Meteor shower in Portugal (screenshot taken from Latest in space’s X video)

Social media users thought it could be a meteorite, but there hasn’t been any official confirmation from scientists or the government. However, looks like comedian Roy Wood Jr. knows what it was.

Roy Wood Jr. Offers Hilarious Take on Viral Portugal Meteor Video

Roy Wood Jr.
Roy Wood Jr. (via X/@roywoodjr)

A mysterious blue light display in Portugal has left people confused. Videos show the night sky glowing an intense blue, leading some to believe it was a meteor streaking through the atmosphere. Some thought it might be a big space rock burning up in the atmosphere.

However, NASA experts say small meteoroids don’t always make a big show. In fact, they often go unnoticed entirely. Whatever the cause, the internet has gone wild. Some are curious, while others are taking it a bit lighter.

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. even chimed in and joked about it being a signal from the Transformers! He hilariously posted a quote by the character Optimus Prime from the popular franchise. Take a look at what he shared:

People often use things they know from movies, TV shows, or books to explain or make sense of strange events. In this case, the 45-year-old compared the weird light in the sky to the leader of the Autobots from Transformers, who come from outer space.

Fans’ Reaction to Roy Wood Jr.’s Epic Transformers Reference

Optimus Prime in a still from Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Optimus Prime in a still from Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (Credits: Paramount Pictures)

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. joined the online chatter about the mysterious blue light seen in Portugal with a hilarious twist. He quoted Optimus Prime, the leader of the Transformers, in a playful nod to the possibility of aliens.

This got a big reaction online! Fans loved the funny connection to the popular franchise. Some people said they just enjoyed seeing a good Transformers reference, while others said they could practically hear Optimus Prime’s voice saying the line. Check out some fan reactions:

Isn’t it cool how we all enjoy jokes about popular culture when weird things happen? Moreover, if you’re a Transformers fan eagerly waiting for something new, guess what? There’s a brand-new Transformers movie entitled Transformers One coming out on September 20, 2024.

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