A green fireball streaked across New South Wales, Australia, at around 07:36 UTC (17:36 LT) on July 13, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received four reports about the event. Many watchers were stunned by the view as the meteor came down during a thunderstorm.
A witness from Marrickville said the fireball had a light green color, and then it turned orange. On the other hand, an observer in Ryde said a bolt of lightning occurred around the same time the meteor exploded.
The two other witnesses who submitted reports to the AMS were in Dover Heights and Caringbah.
"[The fireball looked] incredible with the backdrop across the harbor to a thunder and lightning storm over south Sydney," another viewer remarked.
— SportPicsByDamo (@DamienGarth) July 13, 2020
Not every evening that you see a thunderstorm and a meteor over Sydney. pic.twitter.com/HXz7JRvami
— Brodie Knibbs (@Brodie_Knibbs) July 13, 2020
— Nine News Gold Coast (@9NewsGoldCoast) July 13, 2020
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) July 13, 2020
Featured image credit: Brodie Knibbs/Twitter
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