VIDEO: Meteor spotted shooting across Dubai sky last night
Did you spot a brightly lit object shooting across the sky last night? Or maybe you saw some of the videos on Twitter? Many people speculated that it was a meteor, and their suspicions were correct. The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center confirmed that a meteorite passed through the Dubai skies on the evening of October 16.
It certainly made for some impressive social media posts. Here's one from Dubai Media Office.
Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center confirmed that a meteorite has passed through the skies of Dubai pic.twitter.com/acPvBRTIp7— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 16, 2017
Residents also shared clips of the meteorite zooming across the sky. One Twitter user posted this video asking if anyone knew what it was. Many jumped in to say it looked like a meteor.
Just filmed this over Dubai , any ideas pic.twitter.com/FjSdT61kqK— Stewart Taylor (@stutaylor25) October 16, 2017
Another person on Twitter posted this picture, explaining that at first they thought it was a pre Diwali rocket or firecracker.
I saw it but totally misunderstood and thought a pre diwali rocket or firecracker. Couldn't take a footage. pic.twitter.com/2LllXPekEV— Younus Mohammad (@Younus4frndz) October 16, 2017
Pictures and videos were also shared on Instagram.