Portugal's 'flashes in the sky'

Portugal’s ‘flashes in the sky’ mystery solved

Social media was ablaze on Saturday after flashes of unknown origin were observed in Portuguese skies.

The justification was later provided by the French Army, which explained that it had launched a missile from one of its bases in the southwest of the country.

The missile was visible not only in Portugal but other parts of southern Europe.

“This was the first launch of a version of the M51 missile in its M51.3 version,” the French Army said.