02/11/2015 09:48 GMT | Updated 02/11/2015 10:00 GMT

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

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

Posted by Sweet3Mango on Monday, 2 November 2015

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.