It was meteor or space junk in UAE skies – not a UFO

By Sheena Amos

GCAA confirms spotting meteor in UAE sky

ABU DHABI 17 October 2017: The General Civil Aviation Authority( GCAA), confirmed last night that a meteor which had penetrated the Earth’s orbit had been spotted in the UAE sky last night.

However, some reports said it may have been ‘space junk’ falling into the Earth’s atmosphere and burning up.

The GCAA said in its statement that the passing of the meteor was a natural and regular phenomenon at this time of the year, as meteor showers become active during this period, which would then peak by 20th October, said Wam.

The GCAA clarified that meteors were big metal rocks that burn completely in the atmosphere or might even reach Earth and collide with it.