Bright green fireball over Malaysia and Singapore


A very bright fireball described to be green in color was seen streaking through the sky over Malaysia and Singapore on February 11, 2020. 

According to the American Meteor Society (AMS), the meteor was spotted around 05:01 LT on February 12 (February 11 at 21:01 UTC).

Based on the sightings of four individuals who sent their reports to the International Meteor Organization, the meteor flash lasted between 3 to 7 seconds and was light green and blue in color.

"It felt super near as I was standing on my balcony watching it explode and it disappeared within split seconds," said a witness named May Lilian N.

"At first, I thought it was going to either land into the sea right below my house or the wetland opposite because it was too big and it seemed very near."

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However, Singapore's Astronomy.SG said the fireball has no record yet with the NASA or the European Space Agency.

"From the video evidence, we cannot confirm the nature of the object. We do not have hard proof that it did hit the ground and there is no data from NASA and the ESA confirming it is a meteorite at this present moment."

"Our best guess is that it is a meteor that burned up before hitting land or a fragment of a larger meteorite that entered the atmosphere," said a representative from the group.


Image credit: AMS

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