Very bright fireball explodes over South Africa, impact, meteorites possible

Very bright fireball explodes over South Africa, impact, meteorites possible

A very bright fireball exploded over northern South Africa around 16:49 UTC (18:49 local time) Saturday, June 2, 2018. 

The footage, posted to Facebook by farmer Barend Swanepoel from Ottosdal, has since gone viral.

Local media reports the event as meteorite strike with impact some 100 - 200 km (62 - 124 miles) away from Barend's farm.

There are no official statements at this time.

South Africa fireball camera location June 2, 2018

Swanepoel's camera location near Ottosdal, South Africa. Credit: Google

A new video has emerged on June 3:

Interestingly, this event comes just one day after a similar bright fireball exploded over the Chinese city of Jinghong in Yunnan Province:

This article was updated at the following link:

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Featured image: Bright fireball explodes over South Africa on June 2, 2018. Credit: Barend Swanepoel

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