Fireball shock: ‘Surreal’ fireball shoots slowly over Australia in stunning footage

“Astronomy is a detective story, it’s very cool, I love seeing things like this.”

Perry Vlahos from the Astronomical Society of Victoria agreed, stating: “Because of the slow speed and shallow angle, and the fact it is disintegrating in the video suggests it was something in orbit like a small satellite.

“It’s still considered space junk because it was in space, it’s re-entering the atmosphere and burning up.”

There is believed to be an astonishing 170 million pieces of junk floating in Earth’s upper atmosphere, but only 34,000 are being tracked.

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