Central Australians were drowned in blinding flashes this morning after a meteor shower descended on NT.
NT Police Duty Superintendent James O’Brien said the celestial event occurred at about 12.20am.
Police received a call from a woman at Charles Creek Camp in Alice Springs reporting the sight and Northern Territory Police CCTV captured the meteor shower in Tennant Creek.
“She stated she saw a massive white light like a comet and a meteorite falling,” he said.
“It lit up the sky like daylight and went out with a huge bang like an earthquake.”
Supt O’Brien contacted the Bureau of Meteorology and was told the earth was in the tail end of Halley’s comet.
Footage of the meteor shower was captured on CCTV by the Tennant Creek and Alice Springs Police.
“It is quite magnificent,” Supt O’Brien said.