Spectacular ‘Light Show’ Adorns Japan’s Night Sky as Blazing Meteor Flies Past

Meteor light illuminates the night sky in many parts of Japan.

Meteor light illuminates the night sky in many parts of Japan.

The footage was shared by many people in Western Japan on social media watching the rare scene, which lasted for a few seconds.

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Japan’s night sky was a surprise on Sunday when a fiery meteor fell from the sky. The incident was captured in multiple cameras throughout the region and shown how the meteor lit the night sky of Japan’s Nagoya region.

A footage shared by NHK World News shows how a blazing meteor falling from above flashes like a lightning for a short time. On Sunday, the meteorite burned very fast due to the rapid landing in the Earth’s atmosphere. The footage was viewed by many in western Japan on social media, a rare scene that lasted for a few seconds.

DailyMail reports that according to local media, the fireball is believed to be a blast, a blazing meteor that explodes in the atmosphere. Bolide is a unique meteor that transforms into bright terminal flash, often with visual fragmentation.

According to NHK public television, its cameras in the central areas of Aichi, Me and elsewhere captured the spectacular event in the southern sky.

The Asahi newspaper reported that a camera at Nagoya harbor captured the meteor as bright as a full moon as it approached the Earth. According to some experts, small pieces of meteorite may have hit the ground after the explosion.

One Twitter user wrote, “Wow there was apparently a huge meteor that was causing a huge shining glow in the sky in Japan last night. I’m wondering what a sad and romantic anime plot it is (sic).”

In July of this year, a bright meteor was seen in the sky of Tokyo and fragments were found in neighboring Chiba province.

As they move in their orbits around the Sun, meteors are defined as rock and ice by a comet. As the meteorite enters the Earth’s upper atmosphere, it heats up due to intense friction. Due to the heat, gases around the meteorite begin to glow and the meteor appears to burn.

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