A meteor overnight in Australia illuminating the sky over Perth.
According to the ABC, the local Fire and Emergency Services Department received calls from "more than one affected caller" believing the meteor could be a UFO.
The meteor's fiery descent was captured on several dash cams.
CCTV footage shows how bright the meteor was – in the clips of this program he illuminates the entire frame.
The people of Perth were not sure if they had actually seen the fall of the meteor on Tuesday. @goralphy thought he had been caught in a traffic camera.
OK. Was I the only one who saw only an asteroid, meteor, shooting star in the North Perth area of Mount Lawley?
̵1; Paul Langstaff (@Plany) August 28, 2018
Others used the opportunity to roast the city.
Great meteors sweeping through the skies over Perth, Perth thrilled that something finally happened in Perth
– Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) August 28, 2018
As Lisa Barnes points out, when the meteor made it Land, you probably should not bring any souvenirs with you. The remainders belong to the state and all discoveries should be reported to the Gravity Discovery Center.
Many reports that came in yesterday through a meteor in the sky over Perth. Leading Astronomer at Gravity Discovery Center Richard Tonello tells @ 6PRbreakfast Even if a piece falls to the ground, it belongs technically to the state government and should be reported to the museum #perthnews
– Lisa Barnes (@Bartsy_Lisa) August 28, 2018
Finding meteorites is questionable – according to Professor Phil Bland, director of the Desert Fireball Network, who studies the rocks, only about 2 to 3 percent of visible meteors make it to the ground.
But Bland is hopeful. He told ABC that the object must have been big, considering how bright it looks in the camera. Larger meteors have a greater chance of being intact through the Earth's atmosphere.
"That's really exciting," he said.
ABC reports that the Desert Fireball Network should be able to pinpoint where the meteor landed at the end of the day.