‘Fireball Meteor’ Lights Up Japan’s Night Sky a Little Too Close to Home

Nov 4, 2014 at 9:45 am |

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A meteor was spotted in the skies over western Japan on Monday evening, Nov. 3. Experts at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, having reviewed footage of the event, have said it was highly likely to have been a ‘fireball meteor’– a fragment of an asteroid that burns vigorously upon entering the earth’s atmosphere.

We were hoping that it was an alien spaceship from planet Krypton containing another young Henry Cavill from Man of Steel. But either way it’s cool to see a flaming ball of fire streak across the sky over the interstate.

Would you freak out if a fireball passed you while you were driving on the interstate? Check out this natural phenomenon!