Huge meteor lights up the night sky in Japan

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.

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.

 

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.

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