VIRAL VIDEO: 'Meteor' over Melbourne

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An object that looked like a massive shooting star appeared over Mebourne for around 60 seconds just before 10pm local time last night.

The Australian Government's The Bureau of Meteorology said it the object had yet to be identified. It was possible it was a meteor or a piece of space junk.

The Melbourne Age quoted one social media commentor who dubbed it a "hipster meteor", an apparent reference to the space object's passage over some of the Australian city's trendier inner city areas.

One observer (see first video below) mistook it for a crashing plane.


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