PITSANULOK – Mr. Charnchai Jardpimai using a selfie stick got a surprise on Saturday, January 2, when he spotted something flying across the sky while he was filming himself.
Mr. Jardpimai was using his selfie stick in Phitsanulok province, four hours north of Bangkok, when, what is believed to be debris from a Russian rocket, whizzed across the sky.
Jardpimai, and many others, believed the object to be a meteor, however the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand said it was likely debris from a Russian rocket.
Saran Poshayachinda, deputy director of the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, said the long tail of white light was thought to be space junk from a Russian rocket and would pose no danger to the earth.
Sightings were reported in several locations including Chiang Mai, Phrae, Nan, Lampang, Phitsanulok, Phayao, Tak, Chai Nat, Ayutthaya, Nong Khai and Maha Sarakham. Images and video clips of the phenomenon were widely shared online.
Watch the video to see the man’s surprise as he spots the rocket debris in the sky.