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Panic as meteor lights in the night sky over Australia before the ground "thunder like an earthquake"



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Panic as a meteor causes blue and light purple to illuminate the sky above Australia before the ground "thunder like an earthquake"

  • A meteor shower illuminated the night sky over parts of the northern area
  • CCTV cameras lifted the meteor moment burst into the atmosphere
  • The NT police photographed two places showing the amazing moment

Panic erupted in the northern region after a meteor shower caused a flicker of light to illuminate the night sky and loud noise that shook windows.

The shower on the cities of Alice Springs and Tennant Creek was captured on camera after it occurred just after midnight on Monday.

New York police police officer James O'Brien said officers received a phone call from Charles Creek residents on "a brilliant white light that illuminated Alice Springs like daylight."

Police police saw the meteor shower recorded traveling across the sky in both Alice Springs and more than 500 miles north of Tennant Creek.

Panic broke out in the northern territory after a meteorite caused a light that illuminated the night sky and a loud noise that shook windows

Panic broke out in the northern territory after a meteorite caused a light that illuminated the night sky and a loud noise that shook windows

There were also reports of noise such as thunder, noises, and shaky windows.

Many parts of rock – about 200 tons – of space hit Earth every day, but most were too small to be detected, Australian University Astrophysicist Brad Tucker said.

Those who notice like Monday morning's event were also small, but in this case large enough to look bright and colorful burning before disappearing into the outback.

Dr. Tucker, of the Australian National University, told the Daily Mail Australia that it was an impressive meteor shower.

"The green-blue color indicates that he has iron, most of them, it was probably not that big three to five meters," he said.

He said that Sonic boom is related to the size but also the speed of the meteor.

"The average shooting star is about the size of a grain of sand or a small stone, these rocks are not as large as we normally think," he said.

"They do not have to be large to be very bright, so I would say that it is still about a smaller size, no more than a few meters."

Some commentators have claimed that the meteor is the result of Earth approaching Halley's comet tail but Dr. Tucker refuted it.

"There was a meteor shower called Aquarides Eta, however it peaked last week and these are small fragments – the size of small pebbles," he said.

"It was much bigger and was not from Halley's comet – it was part of an asteroid."

Dr Brad Tucker, an astrophysicist from the Australian National University told Daily Mail Australia that it was an impressive meteor

Dr Brad Tucker, an astrophysicist from the Australian National University told Daily Mail Australia that it was an impressive meteor

Soft O'Brian told ABC News that officers were initially skeptical about the reports and decided to call and see what they could find out.

"But then we started looking around our TV, and the one at Tanant Creek sees that beautiful purple light coming down," he said.

"And the people in Alice Springs actually show Alice Springs appearing like daylight, it was pretty grand.

NT Police then decided to bring up the CCTV footage they found in the incident.

Residents were quick to take social media after witnessing the shower.

"I was awake and I heard that hit the atmosphere, the sound he made, two booms fast, will stay with me for a long time ….. EPIC," one resident excitedly wrote.

"Do a hell of a hell while he flies," added one.

Astrophysicist Dr. Brad Tucker said the meteorite was not part of ETA Aquarids' last meteor showers, which peaked last week (pictured)

Astrophysicist Dr. Brad Tucker said the meteorite was not part of ETA Aquarids' last meteor showers, which peaked last week (pictured)

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