There were reports on social media on Sunday that an object producing a bright light was falling from the sky over Japan early in the morning.
Supply photo taken from video footage of a fireball seen in Gifu Prefecture, central Japan. (Kyodo)
Agnib ball l, it is considered bolid – a kind of shooting star compared to the full moon for its luminosity – can be clearly seen from parts of western and central Japan.
A 20-year-old man living in Gifu Prefecture was able to capture the shooting camera Mera on camera at around 1:35 a.m. Sunday, flashing the sky for a moment.
One Twitter user wrote, “It made a thumping sound, while another said,” The sky became very bright. “
Takshi Inoi, director of the Akash Municipal Planetarium in Haigo Prefecture, said shooting stars brighter than Venus is commonly known as Boloid, making it rare for them to be so bright.
“We believe the last explosion of light was as bright as the full moon,” he said.
In July, the same bright shooting star was seen moving from southwest to northeast in the sky above Tokyo. It was identified as a meteorite after fragments were found in neighboring Chiba prefecture
Japan’s National Astronomical Observatory says an average of several fireballs are seen each month, but it is rare for people to hear anything.
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