Spectacular show in South African sky: A meteorite fell in North West

Spectacular show in South African sky: A meteorite fell in North West

- South Africans were treated to a rare display when a meteorite crashed into Earth in the North West

- It has been confirmed that it was indeed a meteorite that hit just before 18:50pm on Saturday night

- Videos of the amazing moment of impact is being shared on social media and it looks awesome

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Amazing footage that looks like something out of a hot new Hollywood movie recently surfaced on social media.

The videos show what looks like a meteorite slamming into the Earth in the North West province, South Africa.

In Ottosdal, a local's CCTV cameras captured the moment when a huge ball is seen rushes towards the ground and then it impacts with Earth.

It was a truly spectacular display of the forces of mother nature meeting. Of course, many feel the videos are fake, but majority of South Africans believe in the authenticity of the videos, even physicists.

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T. Marshall Eubanks - a physicist - has confirmed that there was indeed an object that crashed into Earth in South Africa.

According to reports by TimesLive at least 2 meteorites may have fallen in the North West.

Briefly.co.za learned that 1 meteorite fell between Mahikeng and Lichtenburg. The other meteorite is reported by aNCA to have fallen between Coligny and Hartebeespoortfontein - this is the meteorite seen in the videos.

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There are two videos that made its way around social media platforms:

South Africans reacted on social media:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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