Police in Australia have captured beautiful footage of a meteor lighting up the night time sky.
Northern Territory Police, Fireplace and Emergency Providers posted the CCTV footage on Fb on Could 19.
“Whoa! Police obtained experiences of a giant ‘fireball’ flying throughout the sky between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek simply after midnight,” officers wrote. “Seems, Earth is presently shifting via the tail of Halley’s Comet and it was a meteor bathe.”
There have been a lot of meteor stories throughout Australia in latest days. Information.com.au, for instance, reports that a “fireball” was noticed over Victoria and South Australia.
A small chunk of an asteroid or comet is often known as a meteoroid. When it enters Earth’s ambiance, it turns into a meteor or fireball or taking pictures star. The items of rock that hit the bottom, beneficial to collectors, are meteorites.
Final year a meteor made headlines when it flashed across the sky in Michigan. The blazing fireball despatched meteorite hunters scrambling to find fragments of the uncommon area rock.