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Very bright fireball explodes over central Japan

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A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over central Japan at around 16:35 UTC on November 28, 2020 (01:35 JST, November 29).

The object was seen and recorded from many parts of western and central Japan and was accompanied by a rumbling noise.

"It is rare for [shooting start] to be so bright," Takeshi Inoue, director of the Akashi Municipal Planetarium in Hyogo Prefecture, told Kyodo.

"We believe the last burst of light was as bright as the full moon," he said.

Featured image credit: FNN

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