Apparent Meteor Streaks Across Thailand, Turning Night Sky Green

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What appeared to be a giant meteor blazed over Thailand Sunday, briefly turning the night sky a dramatic green.

In Bangkok, dash-cam footage captured the fireball flaring overhead at approximately 9 p.m. local time as drivers punched the brakes.

On Twitter, one observer noted how close the meteor seemed to Earth. "Genuinely speechless," the tweet read. Another described how long it lasted and its "near day brightness."

The Thai Astronomical Society later said on their Facebook page after the sighting that it was "expected" to be a meteor, according to the Bangkok Post.

Night suddenly turned to day across Bangkok when a huge fireball appeared in a flash, streaking across the night sky. NBC News