Meteor Over Bangkok – Again!
Universal Digest was one of the first to publish the last meteor event near Bangkok, Thailand on September 7, 2015. There were numerous captures of the meteor as it disintegrated in both picture and video formats.
Again, thanks to a heads up from friend, Michael Gerlach, another meteor entering the earth’s atmosphere has been reported and covered by even more media sources with videos and pictures today, over Bangkok, Thailand on November 2, 2015. This time, it was noticed and recorded over a vast area of surrounding cities and provinces. Please note the featured picture has a different date; however, has been verified to have occurred on the evening of November 2, 2015. Interesting to note, another meteor was reported over Italy, as well, over a third of the world away from this event.
The following excerpt is from the Bangkokpost.com with accounts and videos from eyewitnesses:
A large ball of fire was seen streaking across the night sky in several parts of the country, including Bangkok, on Monday.
The suspected meteor was seen in Bangkok, Chon Buri, Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Pathom, among other provinces, around 8.35pm, according to messages sent to the JS100 Twitter account.
“I could see it clearly in Chum Pphae district, Khon Kaen province. It’s moving west,” said @Libpon on her Twitter account sent to JS100.
“I saw it on the expressway on my way to the Rama II exit, too,” said @Kinokim_knk on another account.
The Thai Astronomical Society said shortly after on the Facebook page after the incident that it was “expected” to be a meteor.
Several parts of the country saw a bright fireball on Sept 7 and the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand confirmed later it was a meteor.
The following YouTube videos and pictures are provided. With best efforts to translate, credit is given where possible.
Video courtesy of Saran Pol:
Here are some photos and snaps from the Bangkok area, credit given in titles where possible:
Thanks to all contributors whose paying attention to such details are again bringing to the United States and other nations via Universal Digest.
This is not to be confused with lunar-bound space debris, WT1190F, noticed on October 3, 2015, which is supposed to enter and disintegrate in our atmosphere somewhere off the coast of Sri Lanka on November 13, 2015. The conjecture is this object is not more than 2-3 meters in size and is space junk of Russian origin. It was first discovered in 2013.
Let us keep our eyes to the skies…