Cop’s dashcam captures incredible footage of meteor entering Earth’s atmosphere



Surprise footage from a police officer’s dashcam captured a shocking streak of light.

Dashcam video from a Texas patrol sergeant recorded the meteor flying towards Earth.

In the shocking video caught in east Travis County in Austin, the falling meteor can be seen traveling behind clouds illuminated by a seemingly green light.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office shared the footage on Twitter and confirmed that the celestial event happened on Thursday, February 17.

“A meteor caught on dash cam! How cool is THAT?!” The tweet reads.

The meteor likely appears green due to its composition, according to a previous analysis by Dr Hasan Ali Dal after another bizarre green meteor caused an explosion in Turkey.

The object likely contains large amounts of nickel.

Meteor showers are often unpredictable and difficult to photograph, so accidentally catching footage of one on a dashcam is a lucky and unprecedented event.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced here with permission.

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