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Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 13:07
Explosion brightened up Southern skies confirmed as being a meteor
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A team from Colombo leaves for the south to investigate…

Prof. Chandana Jayarathne, the Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit at Colombo University’s Physical Science Department confirmed that the loud explosion like sound which was heard, as an intense light lit up the Southern skies last night, was a result of meteor explosion.

Speaking to our news team, Professor Jayarathna said that it could potentially be a fragment off Hailey’s Comet.

The professor went on to say that a team of scientist has left to the Southern part of the island to carry out an investigation.


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