Meteor turns night to day in Finland

The meteor burned brightly enough to turn night into day.
The meteor burned brightly enough to turn night into day. Photo credit: AuroraBorealis(live)/Youtube.

Amazing footage of a meteor burning through the night sky in Lapland, Finland is also lighting up online.  

Caught on camera by a camper on Wednesday night, the meteor can be seen in the right of the video and has already been viewed over half-a-million times.

The footage comes courtesy of a live feed which was recording 24/7 to capture the Northern Lights, but ending up catching something even more impressive.  

According to NASA's website, a 'meteor' actually refers to the light display from a 'meteoroid' burning up as it enters Earth's atmosphere.  

Usually a small particle that has splintered from a comet or asteroid, a meteoroid only officially becomes a meteorite once it has actually survived impact with the ground.

No word yet whether this shooting star made landfall.  

Newshub.