Meteor melts away in the sky of Japan (video)


On the night of Oct. 26th, skywatchers in Japan witnessed a fireball tearing through the belt of Orion.

It was yellow and very bright. Here the dramatic disintegration of the space rock captured by Yasushi Aoshima:

Here a zoom on the fireball meltdown and on the swirling ring, stretched and twisted by high altitude winds:

It has been calculated that the space rock came from beyond the orbit of Mars.

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Large meteor fireball disintegrates over Japan leaving a trail of meltdown behind. by Yasushi Aoshima

And your eyes should continue to be turned to the sky as more fireballs are in the offing. November hosts two nice meteor showers: The Taurid meteor shower, peaking on Nov. 10-11 and the Leonid Meteor Shower, peaking on Nov. 17-18:

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