VIDEO : Fireball in sky is a shooting star

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand said that the fireball which was seen in the sky in Bangkok and several provinces on Monday night was believed to be a meteor or a shooting star.

Dr Sarun Posayachinda, deputy director of NARIT, said that the fireball with a long burning tail witnessed by people in Bangkok and several provinces was suspected to be a small meteor which caught fire as it penetrated the Earth’s atmosphere.

He said there was just one meteor and it burned at a high altitude.

Earlier on September 9, several people in Bangkok and several provinces saw a bright shooting star streak across the sky in broad daylight.