On Wednesday, a huge fireball was found falling from the sky and crashing into the city of Yushu in northwest China. In the video of the incident shared on YouTube, you can see a huge fireball flashing in the sky, illuminating the dark sky in southern China.
In multiple shots taken by locals, a fireball suspected of being a meteor lit up the sky and crashed into Nanji County in Qinghai Province in northwestern China. According to reports, locals heard a loud noise, and the incident reportedly occurred at 7 am on December 23.
According to a report Daily mail, It is not clear what the burning sphere is, but local media hinted that the unidentified object may be a bright meteor. Some experts also suggest that the object is a meteor, a very bright meteor. Yu Jun, the chief writer of the Chinese science website Guokr, said in an interview with the media that this looks like a tramp. It may also have dropped several meteorite fragments in some places near the area.
Thankfully, there are no reports of cause and effect.
According to data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as of December 19, more than 50,000 meteorites have been found on the earth. Meteorites often fly over the earth, but few people see it fall to the surface.
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Many people have shared photos and videos of this unusual phenomenon on social media. Dan Ba is a local. He witnessed this incident when he was taking his children to school. He said that the meteor was a small ball at first, and it became big and bright three minutes later.
A passenger from Xi’an to Lhasa recorded the incident from the plane.
Reporter Mete Sohtaoglu also shared a video of the incident on Twitter.
A huge fireball was found gleaming in the sky and crashed into a county in southern China. The actions taken by the shocked locals showed that an unidentified object rushed towards the earth at a rapid speed and exploded into a hot sphere. com / DmAQDhkZ7G-MeteSohtaoğlu (@metesohtaoglu) December 23, 2020
The 18-second clip has been viewed more than 1,000 times.
“This is a big one! A Twitter user wrote: “I saw a huge fireball over China. “
In the video, the huge fireball gets bigger and brighter as it approaches the ground, and loud pops can be heard. Another user pointed out that a similar incident occurred in Alabama on the same day, with meteors shining in the sky. He went to Twitter to explain further.
Today, two strange and sensational events occurred in Qinghai, China and Marshall County, Alabama, USA. A shooting star made Randall in Qinghai, while in Alabama, a shooting star shone in the sky. We will need astrologers to help us understand from strange events. https://t.co/Csrpk8yuCR— jerryo98 (@jaydchilly) December 23, 2020
The China Earthquake Network Center confirmed in a tweet that it had documented the incident and said that at 7.25 am, a suspicious boride landed near the border between Nanqian County and Yusu County.
At 7:23 this morning, a super bright fireball shocked the people living in western Qinghai and eastern Tibet, China! pic.twitter.com/DskUwtBXuH- Xie Renjiang (Jason) Xie Renjiang (@ JasonXie1977) December 23, 2020