WATCH: Meteor lights up Quezon City skies

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 17 2015 09:02 PM | Updated as of Sep 18 2015 11:10 AM

MANILA -- A meteor was seen in Quezon City skies Wednesday.

Joje Vitug, a resident of Barangay Pasong Tamo in Quezon City, uploaded a video of a meteor lighting up the night skies.

"I was about to reach my house last night when I saw a meteor that seemed to explode in mid air and illuminated the sky. I paused before going to my garage because I was not sure of what I saw," Vitug said.

He was lucky that his vehicle's dashboard camera was able to capture the scene, which he considers a "once-in-a-lifetime event."

Vitug sent his video to ABS-CBN News Thursday.

According to state weather bureau PAGASA, the appearance of the meteor is normal.

In an interview on dzMM, PAGASA Astronomical and Publication Chief Jose Mendoza IV explained that there is nothing unusual with the meteor's appearance.

"Actually, marami. Kung mapapansin natin, sa ibang bansa nga, may nakikita silang malalaking meteor, ano, mga bulalakaw. Ito naman ay mga pangkaraniwang phenomena, usually 'pag clear ang sky natin, may manaka-naka tayong makikitang bulalakaw, may malalaki, may maliliit, lalo na siguro kapag mayroon tayong tinatawag na meteor shower," he explained.

"Pero 'yung nangyari kagabi, mga sporadic meteor siya, kung saan nanggaling, medyo malaki siya kaya napansin ng tao," Mendoza added.

He said the public do not have anything to worry about.

"Wala namang dapat ipangamba 'yung ating mga [kababayan], huwag lang 'yung mga katulad ng kasinglaki ng tumama doon sa Russia, na nagexplode sa taas, 'yun ang medyo nakakatakot 'yun," he explained.