Turkey sky lights up bright; aliens, UFO, rocket theories fly
- A video shows a ball of fire plummeting from the sky in Turkey's Izmir
- The video sparked multiple theories and speculations about the nature of the object
- A few users claimed that it was intergalactic junk, and some speculated it to be rocket debris
The skies in Turkey’s Izmir reportedly turned green two days back, and since then social media is abuzz with reactions and multiple theories on the rare mystical occurrence. The video, which is going viral on social media, shows a ball of fire plummeting from the sky and as it hides behind the clouds for a very brief moment, it bursts into a blinding light, turning the whole sky green and few seconds the ball of fire collapses somewhere in the remote lands with a loud bang.
The video sparked multiple theories and speculations about the nature of the object.
“Is there anyone has (sic) an idea about the correlation between the meteor showers happening around the towns Izmir and Manisa ? These small meteorite particles could definitely trigger fires all over the place,” tweeted one user, who goes by the name of Karaalioglu Kaan Seyit. He posted his concern with a #HelpTurkey
A few users claimed that it was intergalactic junk, and some speculated it to be rocket debris. And when it comes to speculation, aliens will surely come to the fore.
Many users claimed that this was an alien trick, while other users were certain that a UFO had been spotted in the sky. Wild theories no?
The unusual green ‘fireball’ is actually a meteor. Meteors generally light up, oozing bright colours as they begin to burn while entering the Earth’s atmosphere, reported News18, quoting Dr Hasan Ali Dal, associate director at the Aegean University Observatory.
What are meteors?
A meteor, sometimes called a shooting star or falling star, is actually a space rock passing through Earth's atmosphere.
The meteor in Turkey, according to Dr Hasan Ali, was a part of the Perseids Meteor Shower, which was scheduled to start on July 26. The shower was spotted by NASA, and it is believed to peak around August 11. If experts are to be believed, then around 50 meteors could be spotted in an hour, making Perseids one of the biggest meteor showers of the year.