Bandar Seri Begawan – A business executive, Mr Christopher Ng, was in his vehicle with his son spotted a meteor around 9:03 pm last night, Friday, July 23, 2021, and his dashcam captured the amazing sight.
A bright light in the sky or a fireball meteor as seen in the video footage taken from Mabohai, which was shared to the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD).
The dashcam was looking South at a traffic light stop in Jalan Kebangsaan when unexpectedly a bright flashing light moving westward emerged.
Mr Ng who reported the sighting to PABD said “I was driving towards Jalan Kumbang Pasang. As I was stopping at the traffic, my son and I saw a fast green meteor falling from the sky, and burning up until it disappeared.”
“My dashcam, which was continuously recording, caught the meteor event and I feel so luck!”
According to International Meteor Oganisation (IMO), fireballs are meteors that appear brighter than normal. Rapid falling meteor fragments larger than a grain of sand (about 1 millimeter) have the capability to produce a bright flash when encountering the atmosphere above. In fact, fireballs occur every day all over the Earth.
Thanks to Mr Christopher Ng for the report and video!
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