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This is the moment a mysterious flash of light turned night into day in northern Brazil.

Captured on camera at around 10.20pm last night, an unidentified object can be seen throwing out bursts of intense blue, pink, purple and red light.

The phenomenon, in Brazil's Recife region, saw the night's sky illuminated brightly for a number of seconds, before residents were plunged into darkness once again.

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