NIIGATA, JAPAN – A fireball was seen hurtling across the sky off the coast of northern Japan.
A Nippon TV affiliate’s weather camera captured the video above early Monday morning.
The fiery, greenish object shot across the sky for 15 seconds before vanishing to the northeast.
One astronomer said the object was likely a brighter-than-typical meteor, which is technically called a “fireball.”
The astronomer said it’s possible something that bright could have been caused by space debris, such as a satellite fragment burning up as it reentered the atmosphere.