Fireball China Night Day
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CGTN (China Global Television Network) in Beijing has releases surveillance footage captured by dashcams, security cameras, etc., of a giant meteorite that appeared overhead in northeast China, or to be more specific, Songyuan in the province of Jilin, on October 11th at 12:16 a.m. local time. It literally turned night into day and cast dark shadows as it streaked through the sky. Read more for the clip and additional information.

This phenomenon was also visible from Heilongjiang Province, the news agency reported. Scientists from the Purple Mountain Observer, which is a part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, are carefully looking over the videos to study the fireball, but so far, there have not been any reports of meteorite fragments found on the ground from the fireball.