A very bright green fireball illuminated the night sky over the city of Izmir, Turkey around 23:00 UTC on July 30, 2021 (02:00 LT, July 31).
The visual part of the event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. Several residents reported a sonic boom.
According to Dr. Hassan Ali Dar, deputy director of the Astronomical Observatory of Aegean University, the object was a part of the Perseid meteor shower.
Perseids are active each year from July 17 to August 24, with a peak around August 12.
In 2021, the shower will peak close to the new moon, so moonlight will present minimal interference.
Gece saat 01:30 dan saat 02:45 arası izmir ve manisaya meteor ateş topu ihbarı geldi. Görüntü yangın harekattan. pic.twitter.com/mzLwuvWd1l
— KILIÇ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐1907 (@jacob__1907) July 31, 2021
Featured image: Perseid fireball over Izmir, Turkey on July 30, 2021