Green fireball captured over New South Wales during a thunderstorm, Australia


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.

Featured image credit: Brodie Knibbs/Twitter


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