WATCH: Mysterious meteor falls to Earth with massive explosion in Turkey, turns sky green
The residents of Izmir were taken aback by an explosion in the sky that occurred in Turkey recently. Not only that, it also turned the sky bright green for a few seconds
The residents of Izmir were absolutely taken aback by an explosion in the sky that occurred in Turkey recently. Not only that, but it also turned the sky bright green for a few seconds. Turkish social media users shared videos of what they called 'a meteor' coming towards the ground resulting in a blast above and changed the sky's colour for a few seconds.
In a video, which is going viral on social media, one can see a ball of fire plummeting from the sky as it hides behind the clouds for a very brief moment, it bursts into a blinding light, turning the whole sky green.
Another video of the phenomenon surfaced on Twitter space by another user that shows it from a different angle. In this video, the green ball of fire is clearly visible.
However, a Turkish astrophysics professor Dr Hasan Ali Dal busted down the theories and said that meteors tend to heat up when they enter the earth's atmosphere.
"It usually burns away in the atmosphere. It should be considered as a more specific version of the phenomenon known as a 'shooting star' among the people and it is often experienced during the period of meteorite rains," said a LadBible report.
This phenomenon is known as 'The Perseid Meteor Shower' and it takes place every year between July and August. He said around 50 meteors shoot through the sky in an hour at over 1,00,000 mph and its remnant do not reach the earth usually.