The residents of Izmir were absolutely taken aback by an explosion in the sky that occurred in Turkey.
It also became brilliant green for a few seconds, according to accounts.
Turkish social media users posted footage of what they described as a “meteor” heading towards the ground, which caused an explosion above and temporarily changed the sky’s colour.
People began to speculate in the comments when a Twitter user by the name of Halil Ibrahim Cakan posted a video of this magical scene.
A ball of fire is seen falling from the sky in the footage.
It erupts into a dazzling brilliance as it hides behind the clouds for a brief period, turning the entire sky green.
A user named Ehsan Elahi wrote, ‘A green #meteor was seen over #Izmir #Turkey. This is not a meteor, just a tiny/demo missile/bomb shot from a satellite. Notice the fire as meteor enters the earth’s atmosphere.’
Dr Hasan Ali Dal, a Turkish astronomy professor, did, however, bring the thrill factor down a tad with his assumptions.
He stated that meteors tend to heat up when they approach the earth’s atmosphere, according to LADBible.