Viral video: a giant “fireball” falls from the sky, crashes in the Chinese province

A suspected low-flying meteorite lit the sky in Yushu city in northwest China’s Qinghai province on December 23, leaving residents stunned and amazed. Video of the rare natural phenomenon showing a glowing fireball traversing and lighting up the dark sky has been widely uploaded to Weibo and Pear, the leading social media platforms.

In some videos as the bright, blind fireball travels through an area, in some videos you can see the burning object rapidly descending towards hills and fields when you browse the Internet.

The China Earthquake Networks Center said through its social media account that a suspected fireball landed near the border between Nangqian County and Yusu County at 7.25am, but no one was injured. What’s this reported.

After the incident, the Nangqian County government told media that the “unidentified flying object” that appeared early that morning flew towards western Qamdo Lake and that no wreckage or debris was found in Nangqian County. NTDTV reported.

In traditional Chinese culture, meteorites from the sky are usually considered a harbinger of major events or social unrest, and most of them are disturbing, Epoch Times reported explaining the fear and panic among people online.

According to NASA’s Fireball and Bolide, data provided by JPL’s CNEOS also detected the impact of the fireball in the region. According to the data on the official website, its calculated total impact energy was 9.5 Kt and the speed recorded by the sensors was 13.6 km / s.

Earlier this month, a similar event was witnessed in Japan, and videos of the fireball lighting up the skies began circulating widely online.