BANGKOK: — 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.

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