Bright Green Fireballs Light Up The Sky

Bright Green Fireballs Light Up The Sky

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IFLScience, ABC News, American Meteor Society> Though fireball may sound like something out of a sci-fi novel, or Dragon Ball Z episode, these scientific phenomenons are not only real, but bright green occurrences have recently been spotted in Thailand and Poland. According to the American Meteor Society, a fireball is a very bright meteor, generally brighter than the planet Venus in the morning or evening sky. The color of the fireball depends on the main elemental component of the meteoroid. A green fireball occurs when the meteor is made mostly of nickel. Several drivers in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, caught the fireball on camera around 9PM local time on November 2.
Though they seem like something from another planet (well... because THEY ARE!), we shouldn't necessarily be surprised by these incredible occurrences.
The Earth is currently in the middle of The Taurid Meteor Showers, which are known for their fireballs. In Poland, a green streak was seen on October 31 around 6PM local time. The International Meteor Association stated that they received 60 reports of the incident, with calls coming from as far away as the Netherlands, Sweden and Austria. So keep your eyes peeled! Though many fireballs cannot be seen because they occur during the day, you might be the next to see this spectacular sight!

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