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Mysterious ‘Fireball’ Blazes over Bangkok, Caught on Dash Cam – See Video

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BANGKOK – A mysterious fireball seen coming towards Earth over northern Bangkok and central Thailand lit up social media with dramatic video footage and feverish speculation, Bangkok Post reports.

Panic broke out in Bangkok on Monday morning after local authorities mistook an unidentified fireball for a plane crash, dispatching more than a hundred rescue workers from across the Thai capital.

Several dash-cam videos surfaced on social media shortly after the mysterious object appeared, igniting debate between astronomers and officials about the flaming debris’ origins.

While the shooting-star-like spectacle could have been a meteorite, it could also have been space junk falling from the sky, deputy director of the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand Saran Poshyachina told the Bangkok Post.

Worawit Tanwutthibundit, an astronomer stationed at Chachoengsao Observatory, said that the public should not be concerned either way. “The photo of the white smoke that has been shared a lot is in fact the train of smoke of a meteor,” he told Matichon newspaper. “This is a normal phenomenon.”

A representative from the Bangkok Planetarium said that typically most meteorites burn out in the atmosphere before hitting the earth.

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Dashcam video footage captured the phenomenon that played out in front of commuters during Monday morning rush hou

Dashcam video footage captured the phenomenon that played out in front of commuters during Monday morning rush hour

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The event took place during the morning rush hour at about 8:45am local time in Bangkok, although the meteor did not make an audible sound as it struck the ground.

The event took place during the morning rush hour at about 8:45am local time in Bangkok, although the meteor did not make an audible sound as it struck the ground.

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