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.”