Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Video: Daytime Meteor Explodes Over Bangkok

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A meteor over Bangkok on 2015 September 7 (Image Source: Attila Nagy / YOUTUBE)

From Newsweek -

At 8:45 a.m. local time on Monday, a meteor exploded over Bangkok, Thailand. Thanks to the proliferation of dashboard cameras, the event was caught by a number of drivers from different angles, as can be seen in the video below.

The event led to fears of “an asteroid apocalypse that has been predicted by conspiracy theorists,” according to The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia).

 But no more asteroids followed, and Thailand's Astronomical Society confirmed it was a phenomenon called a "bolide" or exploding meteor. "This is a natural, normal phenomenon," Society president Prapee Wiraporn told the Herald.

Perhaps surprisingly, no pieces of the meteor landed, and there was no damage, according to reports.

More with Video:
Link >>> http://www.newsweek.com/video-shows-meteorite-exploding-over-bangkok-369875

More from The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia):
Link >>> http://www.smh.com.au/world/bangkok-meteor-sparks-fears-of-asteroid-apocalypse-20150908-gjhgd3.html

More on Bolides: Link >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolide

Source: Newsweek Magazine.

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