Meteor Fireball: Bright ball of light comes crashing down in China

A huge fireball was captured crashing into north-western China’s Yushu city from the sky on Wednesday.

Multiple videos captured the ball of fire, suspected as a meteor, lights up the sky and plummets into the county of Nanggian in north-western China’s Qinghai province.

Locals have reported to have heard loud bangs.

Chief writer of Chinese science website Guokr, Yu Jun while talking to media said that it looked like a bolide – an extremely bright meteor. It might also have dropped several meteorite fragments somewhere around the area.

Thankfully, no causalities have been reported.

Meteorites often fly past the Earth but it is rare to see one fall on the surface. According to NASA about 50,000 meteorites have fallen on Earth so far.