Sky Flashes Blue Over Central Australia After Meteor Passes By
People living in Central Australia could have excused themselves if they thought the alien apocalypse was coming last night.
Cameras dotted around Alice Springs and Tennant Creek, which are in the middle of the Northern Territory, picked up a very strange phenomenon, with the sky turning blue.
Imagine having a casual stroll through the street and see a flash of bright, almost highlighter blue and purple in the night's sky.
Well, it appears a meteor crossed over our sky last night and that was the cause of the strange colour.
NT Police Duty Superintendent James O'Brien told the ABC: "We were a bit dubious about it. But then we started looking around our CCTV and the one in Tennant Creek sees this beautiful purple light coming down.
"And the ones in Alice Springs basically show Alice Springs showing up like daylight. It was quite magnificent."
He said witnesses described the light sticking around for about five seconds and was followed by a terrifying sound that was similar to an earthquake. Thunder is bad enough but a noise like that teamed with a meteor is pretty freaky.
It's a lot cooler than the most recent UFO-potential story that came from Australia.
Aussie cops in Broome, WA shared footage of something that just couldn't be explained. The video showed a weird bright light spotted in the sky while a thunderstorm hit the area.
In a caption alongside the clip the force wrote: "After reviewing CCTV at town beach of last night's storm, it appears we are not alone."
It attracted a fair bit of attention from some people who reckon it could be the real deal, one Twitter user wrote: "It's a damn alien, but not sure if it's area 51 replica vehicle or intergalactic vehicle."
However, not everyone is convinced it is an impending alien invasion, with one person responding: "You know it's just light refraction from the reversing 4WD right?"
I mean, now he's said it, I guess it does kind of look like a light reflecting...
Featured Image Credit: NT PFES