‘Beaming bright light’ flashes across the sky as meteor crashes around Townsville
Incredible moment ‘beaming bright light’ flashes across the sky in Australia: ‘What was that?’
A driver has shared incredible footage of the moment a ‘beaming bright light’ flashed across the sky.
Jim Robertson’s dashcam recorded the extraordinary moment the sky lit up as he drove along University Road in Townsville on Saturday night.
There were multiple reports in Queensland of bright blue and green flashes high above followed by a booming noise.
What Mr Robertson, from Townsville, saw was a large streaking light in the sky.
He said the incident was over in ‘a couple of seconds’.
‘We just thought, ‘What the hell is that? Are we being invaded, was it a plane crash, was it space junk?’ he told 9News.
An expert has weighed in already to shut down any talk of flying saucers.
Australian National University Astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker said it was definitely a meteor.
He said the meteor was most likely a
As it hit the earth’s atmosphere, it created this bright flash and show in the sky.”
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