From a bike:
And from a car:
Experts confirmed that the object they saw falling was likely a meteor. “There is a high possibility that the object spotted this morning… on social media, is an object from outer space,” Saran Poshyachinda, Deputy Director of National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, told CNN.
Voravit Tanvuttibundit, an advisor to the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand echoed Poshyachinda’s assessment in a statement to the AFP: “It was a meteor for sure, I am confident, because it was fast and very bright.”
Poshyachinda estimates that the burn-up happened about 62 miles above ground and the falling object being quite small, only weighing “about a few kilograms.” Others believe it could have been some space junk burning up upon reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. Though for some, the fiery ball crashing towards Earth was more than a once-in-a-lifetime event. Some have taken to social media, talking about how the meteor is a bad omen. “It was a bad sign showing the country and the government is in chaos,” Facebook user Dilok Jantaradilok wrote.