Meteorite (or Space Junk?) over South Papua, Indonesia. May 3 2020 ?

Mick West

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/muammark3/videos/2900631853335355/


Unsure of the provenance, but this was posted on May 3 2020 on Facebook, with the text:
BENDA LUAR ANGKASA #ASTEROIT MELINTASI LANGIT PAPUA SELATAN 03 MEI 2020 PUKUL 02.04 WIT
(translated)

OUTSTANDING ANGKASA #ASTEROIT THROUGH SOUTH PAPUA SOUTH 03 MAY 2020 AT 02.04 WIT
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ANGKASA, is the national space agency of Malaysia.

It looks more like space junk to me. Possible old footage, but I was unable to find one the matched.
 

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Mick West

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Some (translated) comments seem to show it was seen by several people.
Yes it is true morning at dawn around the clock. 03.15 minutes that space thing is through spertii very meteor

I'm in the position on trans road above sota to Merauke.. I see that hour Jan 02.20. it's light like noon about 5 seconds... I had a chance to brake the car while looking at the right left while confused why it can it be bright Here we go..
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Phain

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It looks more like space junk to me. Possible old footage, but I was unable to find one the matched.
If the video is real, IMO it burns for a great diistance and too bright to be space junk.
Also at the end of the video seems to explode before going dark, its not just fading away - burning away in the atmosphere.

I dont think thats real tho, cause something weird happens after the explosion at the end and I dont think its caused by the camera trying to adjust to low light.
 

Coriolis

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If the video is real, IMO it burns for a great diistance and too bright to be space junk.

I completely disagree, it looks very real and much like space junk re-entering the atmosphere.
Here's an example of that happening, it stays visible for over 2 minutes, also with explosions: Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhBw5yaR_SU&


Meteors usually cross the entire sky in a matter of seconds because of much higher re-entry speeds: Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBLjB5qavxY
 
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