Mysterious fireball seen over Japan
NHK -- Mar 09
A flying fireball was observed in skies across Japan on Wednesday morning.

Astronomers say it was a fragment of an asteroid that burned up after entering the atmosphere.

A rooftop camera at a museum in the city of Hiratsuka, near Tokyo, captured the fireball leaving a white streak while flying toward the southwestern horizon around 6:15 AM.

Museum curator Ken Tsukada says the object's brightness was many times that of Venus and almost equal to that of a half moon.

It was also seen by a driver in Kyoto, western Japan, around the same time. He said he saw a gleaming fireball high in the southern sky.

Images of the object were recorded by his dashboard camera.

An NHK camera at Japan's tallest structure, Tokyo Skytree, captured the fireball falling in the western sky around 6:15 AM. Another NHK camera in western Japan recorded it at the same time.

News source: NHK
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