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VIDEO: Meteor fireball lights up Tokyo sky as witnesses report explosion

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A bright meteor fireball crossed the sky above Tokyo early Thursday in the Kanto region in eastern Japan, with many witnesses report they heard a large explosion.

A lot of people who saw the fireball posted their sightings with videos on social media.

Many users on social media reported the incident, with many people saying they heard a large blast. Some said they mistook the explosion sound for the noise made by neighbors.

“I thought a person living (in the condo) above knocked down a shelf,” wrote one Twitter user, while another said, “I thought my child sleeping on the second floor fell out of bed.”

The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan reportedly said several meteor fireballs are observed every month on average, but it is rare for people to hear the explosion.

Video of Meteor fireball from Tokyo, Japan




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