Team shortlist17 Oct 2017 AT 09:34 AM

VIDEO: Meteor spotted shooting across Dubai sky last night

The videos are impressive!
Team shortlist17 Oct 2017 AT 09:34 AM
VIDEO: Meteor spotted shooting across Dubai sky last night
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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.

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.

Another person on Twitter posted this picture, explaining that at first they thought it was a pre Diwali rocket or firecracker. 

Pictures and videos were also shared on Instagram.

A post shared by Anja Stigter (@anjastigter) on

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