'Rare and thrilling experience': Meteor sighting on May 24 dazzles Singaporeans

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SINGAPORE - Mr Russell Su was completing his night run in Queenstown on May 24 when he saw a bright blue streak of light dart through the sky. Mesmerised, he initially thought the flying object might be a drone that had caught fire and was about to crash. 'It looked exactly like the comet in the viral videos from Portugal...

Facebook user Priyanka Vijoy uploaded a video of the meteor, describing the experience of seeing it as being "thrilling".SINGAPORE - Mr Russell Su was completing his night run in Queenstown on May 24 when he saw a bright blue streak of light dart through the sky.

Facebook user Priyanka Vijoy uploaded a video of the meteor onto the platform, describing the sighting as a "rare and thrilling experience". "Sadly, my view was obstructed by a shelter and the moment I repositioned myself, it was gone. I love stargazing, so I was stunned to see a meteor when I did not expect it."

"I didn't manage to catch the meteor showers in late April, so seeing one without expecting it was really cool," said Ms Lee, referring to the Lyrids meteor shower that was expected to peak in Singapore at night on April 22.Astronomical Society of Singapore president Soh Kim Mun said the meteor was bright enough to be called a fireball, the astronomical term for a meteor that is exceptionally bright and spectacular enough to be seen over a wide area, according to Nasa.

 

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