One of the remarkable byproducts of so many drivers and motorcycle riders recording their travels on dashcam units these days is it leads to a bountiful digital treasure trove of documentary evidence for things like this: a meteor lighting up the Bangkok night as it tears across the city's skyline.

Video footage recorded by dozens of dashcam and smartphone cameras this week has been uploaded to the web and shows the meteor flaring in the night-time sky. The fireball was observed at about 8:35pm local time on Monday evening, and was also viewable in other parts of Thailand outside Bangkok.

"I could see it clearly in [Chum Phae] district, Khon Kaen province. It's moving west," a witness tweeted to JS100, a local radio station, as reported by the ABC.

What's amazing about the footage is seeing how much light is generated as the fireball streaks across the sky. The videos we've embedded above and below package together compilations of the incident from numerous observers.

While the quality of the viewing varies depending on the camera and the vantage point, in the best moments you can clearly see that the fireball lights up the night sky around it like an intense lightning strike, turning the inky black skyline momentarily as bright as day.

This isn't the first time Bangkok has been treated to such impressive natural fireworks. Just two months ago the city witnessed a similar event, with a meteor flaring in the sky early one morning in September.

If you contrast the footage of that fireball with the one from this week, you can see how much more dramatic the light show is with a night-time backdrop.

The good news is, we're all in store for a lot more of these fireballs if NASA predictions are anything to go by. The Taurid meteor shower peaks over the next week, and it's shaping up to be a once-in-a-decade opportunity to see more of these types of impressive displays. Enjoy.