Meteors passed and exploded into debris far from the ground, but many local residents were able to witness them.
Many witnesses reported seeing meteorites the size of a meter explode in the sky. Some Sydney residents even described the event on social media and said the meteor was flying about 80 km above the ground.
The cruise camera of a resident named Jamie Kosovich accidentally recorded the scene. Jamie shares the video on the Australian Meteor Reports Facebook page. The one-minute video allows the shining asteroid to move to the left corner of the frame.
Brad Tucker, an astrophysicist at Australian National University, said falling meteors happen quite often and can be seen in the sky in 3 to 6 months. The only difference this time around is that the meteor has passed through long enough to enter the camera lens.
While this meteorite is not uncommon, it is interesting that it does not accompany a hypersonic explosion. “Normally, if you see an asteroid appear, it shatters close to the ground and people will hear a supersonic explosion. However, the reality is that we can’t hear anything but anyone can clearly see the decay process, possibly due to a meteorite crashing at a higher altitude, at least 80 km, ”Tucker said.