A video of a fireball believed to be a crashing meteor is going viral on social media. The footage of the extremely bright fireball was recorded in Yushu, a county-level city of China.
According to reports, some experts say the flying object was probably a bolide.
A bolide is an extremely bright meteor.
“The suspected bolide crash-landed near the border between Nangqian County and Yushu County,” said China Earthquake Networks Center via Weibo.
Watch video of fireball meteor spotted in Yushu City in Qinghai province of China
This stunning video documents a jaw-dropping meteor, which many think is a bolide blasting over Yushu, Qinghai province in China on Dec 23 at 7:23 am (11:23 pm Dec 22 UT).
Second video of meteor (bolide) in Yushu city of China
The bright meteor fireball in China was also video-recorded by passengers on a plane traveling from Xi’an to Lhasa as it lightened up the sky.
Social media reaction over the news of meteor in China
A user on Twitter said, “Today two strange and sensational events took place in Qinghai China and in Marshall County Alabama USA. A Meteor makes a LANDFALL in Qinghai while in Alabama a Meteor SHINES BRIGHT in the SKIES. We will be needing astrologers to help us MAKE SENSE out of the strange events.”
One more user tweeted, “A FIERY SUPER BOLIDE (METEOR) CRASHES IN CHINA! A BAD OMEN FROM THE SKY?”
“This week in the news…..Iran attacked the US embassy, Israeli government collapses, Pope says He is retiring after Christmas, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted, and Huge meteor crashes into ground in China. And yet, God is still on the throne and in control,” wrote a social media user.