Huge Green Meteorite Lights Up Bangkok's Night Sky As It Explodes

02/11/2015 14:48 GMT | Updated 02/11/2015 15:00 GMT

The residents of Bangkok were greeted with an incredible light show just moments ago when what appears to have been a massive meteorite burned up over the city.

Temporarily turning night into day, the meteorite appears to have burned with a fiercely bright green glow as it broke up over the city.

Have a look at about 32 seconds into the video

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The American Meteor Society explains that multi-coloured meteors are actually quite common. The colour simply helps explain the composition of the meteor itself.

A bright green light suggests that the meteor was mostly composed of nickel, while a sodium would produce a bright yellow flame.