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Seven news anchor shocked by meteor sighting live on air

Channel 7 viewers in Sydney were stunned last night when a meteor shot into the Earth’s atmosphere during the news.Mark Ferguson was presenting the 6pm bulletin when a meteor was visible in the live feed of Sydney’s skyline in the background.Some eagle-eyed viewers noticed the object and posted about it on a Facebook group dedicated…

Channel 7 viewers in Sydney were stunned last night when a meteor shot into the Earth’s atmosphere during the news.

Mark Ferguson was presenting the 6pm bulletin when a meteor was visible in the live feed of Sydney’s skyline in the background.

Some eagle-eyed viewers noticed the object and posted about it on a Facebook group dedicated to meteor sightings.

Ferguson called into Sunrise this morning and spoke about the incident, telling the breakfast show hosts: “I didn’t know too much at the exact time but within a few seconds of throwing to the commercial, Jess our cameraman quickly said, ‘Mate, something has just flown behind you. I reckon it’s a meteor.’

“We replayed it and had a good look and we couldn’t believe it; what a shock!” Ferguson said.

Astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker from Australian National University later confirmed to Sunrise: “This was a meteor. It was probably about half a metre to 1m in size.

“It travelled all the way down towards the NSW/Victoria border, and there are reports that it exploded around Jindabyne.”

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