Suspected meteor lights up Thai skies

Suspected meteor lights up Thai skies

This suspected meteor was seen in Bangkok, Chon Buri, Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Pathom, among other provinces, around 8.35pm. (Photo from #Inook7457 Twitter)
This suspected meteor was seen in Bangkok, Chon Buri, Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Pathom, among other provinces, around 8.35pm. (Photo from #Inook7457 Twitter)

A large ball of fire was seen streaking across the night sky in several parts of the country, including Bangkok, on Monday.

The suspected meteor was seen in Bangkok, Chon Buri, Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Pathom, among other provinces, around 8.35pm, according to messages sent to the JS100 Twitter account.

"I could see it clearly in Chum Pphae district, Khon Kaen province. It's moving west," said @Libpon on her Twitter account sent to JS100.

"I saw it on the expressway on my way to the Rama II exit, too," said @Kinokim_knk on another account.

The Thai Astronomical Society said shortly after on the Facebook page after the incident that it was "expected" to be a meteor.

Several parts of the country saw a bright fireball on Sept 7 and the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand confirmed later it was a meteor.

Video by Saran Pol on YouTube

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