Meteorite: Social media flooded with posts about 'massive streak of light'

Meteorite: Social media flooded with posts about 'massive streak of light'

On Wednesday night, South Africans heard a loud noise and saw a 'massive streak' of light in the sky.

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The South African National space agency (Sansa) has since confirmed it was a meteorite, which entered the atmosphere over the Southwest-Cape.

According to Maroela Media, Sansa revealed residents from Kleinmond tot Gansbaai were able to see the meteorite.

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Briefly.co.za gathered social media users flooded Twitter with posts, images and a video about the meteorite.

Social media user, @dave_apter, heard a loud noise but he was not outside to see the meteorite. However, when he later went to review CCTV footage of his yard, he could see the meteorite reflecting in his pool as it crossed over.

"I heard a loud bang, like a gas bottle exploding, but people saw it..... A flipping meteorite!" he captioned the video.

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More South Africans took to social media to ask what the massive light in the sky was.

Päivi Brink, who goes by the Twitter handle @PaiviBrink, commented: "#Hermanus is not boring! Protest action, fire inferno and now a #meteorite ! My social media intelligence report tells me it broke in two."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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