Updated: December 2, 2020 12:13:00 pm
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 NHK said 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
— HobiwanChinobi Ⓜ️ (@HowanCheng) November 30, 2020
I wonder if anyone worried that Kim Jong Un was acting up again.
— 😷Rocky Mountain Views😷 (@RockyMountViews) November 30, 2020
— 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
— 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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