Huge Fireball Over Japan Leaves People Speechless – Watch Video

Huge Fireball Over Japan Leaves People Speechless – Watch Video

UFO’s that are present in the night sky don’t represent anything new at all, and fireballs get even more attention sometimes. One recent event that triggered lots of astonishment is a huge fireball emitting an intense light that was spotted falling from Japan’s skies.

The fireball is most likely a bolide, meaning a shooting star so bright that it can resemble a full moon. The outstanding phenomenon was seen from parts of western and central Japan, and you can feast your eyes on some footage of it below:

However, even for a bolide, the cosmic object was unexpectedly bright. The claim comes from Takeshi Inoue, who is the director of the Akashi Municipal Planetarium in Hyogo Prefecture. He even said:

“We believe the last burst of light was as bright as the full moon,”

The fireball made a rumbling noise

Although The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan issued a statement claiming that it is rare for people to hear anything coming from such fireballs, residents of the Asian country reported a rumbling noise caused by the mysterious phenomenon. Several fireballs are observed each month in the skies of Japan.

According to NASA, a fireball is an astronomical term for exceptionally bright meteors that can be seen over a very wide area. A fireball reaches a visual magnitude of -3 or brighter when it’s seen at the observer’s zenith.

Chances for a human being to spot a fireball are pretty high if he keeps an eye on the clear night sky regularly on dark nights for several hours at a time. In this way, the person can generally spot a fireball about twice a year. However, fireballs during daylight are exceptionally rare.

Fortunately, there is no reason to believe that the bright phenomenon from Japan’s skies caused any damage.


Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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