Videos on social media show meteor as bright as the moon illuminating Japan sky

 indianexpress.com  12/01/2020 07:57:15 
By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 1, 2020 1:27:15 pm
Japan, Meteor, bolide fireball, Japan meteor bright as moon, Viral video, Meteor shower caught on camera, Meteor shower footage, Meteor shower viral video, Trending news, Indian Express news.According to local reports, the fireball, believed to be a bolide -- a type of shooting star often compared to a full moon for its brightness  was spotted clearly from parts of western and central Japan.

A massive meteor was spotted in the sky across Japan and prompted a variety of reactions online.

Several pictures and videos on social media showed the meteor glowing as it descended through the Earth’s atmosphere on November 29.

Public broadcaster NHKsaid that their cameras from central prefectures of Aichi, Mie and several other areas captured the fireball in the sky.

According to local reports, the fireball, believed to be a bolide — a type of shooting star often compared to a full moon for its brightness  was spotted clearly from parts of western and central Japan.

Footage showed the meteor glowing brightly as it rapidly shot through the sky and then disappearing.

Watch the video here:

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

Here’s how people reacted to the visuals on social media:

everyone knows pic.twitter.com/8YkbI1EaNs

 James Bob (@jonetnetnet) November 30, 2020

“The ancient spirits of Light and Dark have been released”

 Kyri (@KyriKitsune) November 30, 2020

pic.twitter.com/HdugcIUpf0

 HobiwanChinobi  (@HowanCheng) November 30, 2020

I wonder if anyone worried that Kim Jong Un was acting up again.

 =7Rocky Mountain Views=7 (@RockyMountViews) November 30, 2020

Beautiful!=

 Sara (@yodagc93) November 30, 2020

Aight I’m pulling for Zhong Li pic.twitter.com/rUG4BtpKmi

 ? TeeTeeMo ? (@TeeTeeMo6969) November 30, 2020

OMG! GAMERA IS BACK pic.twitter.com/1LEbRLYAHe

 SMGordon (@Scottgordon9591) November 30, 2020

Alien Invasion

 Zarrah Felton (@FeltonJessah) November 30, 2020

Superman arriving just in time.

 Ulysses Koda (@ulysseskoda) November 30, 2020

Wish upon a falling star…

 Nawwar (@Vjustnawwar) November 30, 2020

Whoa, looks pretty but also kinda spooky!

 WLetter (@WLetter1) November 30, 2020

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