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Melbourne Stunned By Meteor In Early Hours


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If you saw a bright light in the sky in the early hours of this morning, it's likely it was a meteor. 

ANU astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker identified bright green light seen over Melbourne’s north east this morning.

“The normal shooting star you’ll see, which is a meteor, is about the size of a grain of sand or a pebble. So when you see that bright streak, it’s literally that small. So something like this would have been on the order of 20cm or so probably, and would have weighed a good 5kg to 8kg,” said ANU astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker.

The flash of light was a surprise to Melbourne residents, with many reporting it was a blue or green colour.

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