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".