Viral videos: A giant ‘fireball’ falls from the sky and falls into a Chinese province

A suspected low-flying meteor lit up the skies in the northwestern Chinese city of Yushu in Qinghai Province on December 23, leaving residents stunned and surprised. A video of a rare natural phenomenon depicting a glowing fireball spreading and illuminating a dark sky has been widely posted on Weibo and Pear, the leading social media platforms.

In some videos as a blindly bright ball of fire passes through the area, some footage circulating on the internet shows the burning object descending rapidly towards the hills and fields.

The China Center for Earthquake Networks announced via its social media account that a suspected car landed near the border between Nangqian County and Yusu County at 7.25am, but no one was injured, Things reported.

Following the incident, the Nangqian County Government told the media that an “unidentified flying object” that appeared early in the morning flew in the direction of West Lake Qamdo, and no wrecks or debris were found in the local Nangqian District. NTDTV reported.

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

According to NASA fireball and car data provided by JPL’s CNEOS, they also discovered 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 a fireball illuminating the sky began circulating widely on the Internet.