WATCH: Massive meteor spotted in Krugersdorp

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While the United States was treated to a spectacular solar eclipse early on Tuesday morning, 22 August (SA time), a lucky South African in Krugersdorp got to experience a magnificent cosmic sight on Tuesday night when he spotted a massive meteor.

A magnificent and clearly visible meteor was spotted by Jan Breytenbach while driving, who shared the footage on YouTube after capturing it with a dashcam.

The video shows the road ahead and dark sky as Breytenbach drives, until suddenly (at 26 seconds into the video), a large bright spot is visible against the black backdrop and fades as it drops. At this point, it seems Breytenbach realised what he had just seen and exclaimed "Wow!", followed by "Dit was cool".