A meteor lit up the skies and was caught on CCTV as it zoomed over South Africa but experts are unable to work out where it landed. “The rare astronomical phenomenon was captured by a local traffic camera and witnessed by locals. The footage initially shows cars on a busy road, near the city of Johannesburg, when the meteor suddenly streaks across the night sky. The meteor appears as a brilliant green light before it explodes on the horizon, transforming into an orange ball of flame.” One witness told The Sun: “We saw this big green ball of fire. It kind of came out of the sky, out of the blue. “There was a sudden flash, like an orange stripe in the sky, followed by a very bright explosion where the sky lit up as if it was daytime.