Australians claim to have seen a & # 39; fireball & # 39; meteor rushing to earth – but there is a VERY simple explanation
- Australians witnessed what looked like a fireball shooting across the sky
- But the orange flame was just an Emirates A380 that flew in from Dubai
- Reports from a & # 39; falling star & # 39; were made by people who lived in Laverton and Telfer
- Those living in the northern suburbs of Perth also confirmed the observation
A plane that flew through Western Australia was regarded by the locals as a meteor.
Australians on the west coast witnessed what looked like the fireball that shot through the air at the weekend.
But the orange flame that lit the northern suburbs of Perth on Sunday evening was just an A380 from the Emirates that flew from Dubai to Dubai.
Reports from a & # 39; falling star & # 39; were made by people who lived in Laverton and Telfer in the outback of Western Australia, alongside the residents of the suburbs, The Western Australian reported.
Perth Observatory spokesperson, Matt Woods, said that sometimes jet contrails (photo) may look like a meteor flying over the sky
& # 39; Hot exhaust from the jet engines mixes with cold air in the upper atmosphere and forms these long clear contrails, & # 39; said Matt Woods, spokesman for the Perth Observatory.
& # 39; Sometimes they can look like a meteor flying over the sky. & # 39;
Mr. Woods said the activity was not extraordinary, and in fact will probably come more common in the coming months.
He said the sky over Perth is busy with a & # 39; busy season & # 39; as it approaches the International Space Station.
The planets Jupiter and Saturn are also expected to appear in the region.
& # 39; We also have the Sagittarius arm of the galaxy in view, so we are looking right into the center of the Milky Way, & # 39; he said.
Australians on the west coast witnessed what looked like the fireball that shot through the air at the weekend
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