A massive meteor was seen lighting up the sky in wide areas in Japan.
The bright shooting star descended through the Earth’s atmosphere on Sunday, November 29. As Daily Mail reports, the rare sight lasted for only a few seconds, which was enough to gain massive social media and television attention.
People across wide areas of Japan were treated to a spectacular light show in the early hours of Sunday, thanks to what is believed to be a meteor. pic.twitter.com/r0HfI082SK
— NHK WORLD News (@NHKWORLD_News) November 30, 2020
NHK public television said its cameras in the central prefectures of Aichi, Mie, and elsewhere captured the fireball in the southern sky.
According to local media, the fireball was probably a bolide – an extremely bright meteor that explodes in the atmosphere. What is more, experts have revealed that small fragments of the meteorite might have reached the ground.
— ひであき (@hide85688321) November 29, 2020
In July, there was a similar bright shooting star in Tokyo. It was later identified as a meteor after fragments of it were discovered in neighboring Chiba prefecture.