A major fireball was seen around 6:30 PM EST in the eastern US with video from Chicago, and a more impressive video over western Japan the same evening.
Very strange times for a few months now.. the skies may not be falling but the pink stars sure are..
I did not see this latest fireball, though I have seen a few of the most recent ones that have been spotted over the East Coast of the United States.. One a few weeks ago looked so close I thought it would slam down in front of me..
This fireball event last night is notable not only because IT WAS A FIREBALL event, but because it was over the sky in two separate locations: The United States East Coast and Japan..
The reports indicate that a low flying object was burning up, in both venues.. The sightings across the United States were amazing in the sense of how much mileage was covered by witnesses.
The concerning part is that Japan saw some of the same exact sights.. Is there a chance a large object broke in that much up? How large exactly was that object if that is the case.. or are these events isolated?
This really is nothing new, in a sense.. meteors and fireballs have always streaked across the sky.. some think that it’s only because these days we have better reporting that more sightings are being documented..
What troubles me is that so many fireballs lately seem to be occurring in big numbers—and those fireballs are bigger each time..
What worries me more than anything, if you want to be scared, is the amount of debris, space junk, and plain old dangerous rocks that are close by earth but unknown.. The meteor that slammed into Russia was dangerous—and unknown. While the world was watching another meteor ‘safely’ miss Earth, that one hit Russia..
And lately, with all of these fireballs zooming across the planet (And with so many people seeing them) it worries me that the next big one will be missed, too.