A blazing meteorite illuminated the night sky Friday evening in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
The spectacular moment happened around 21:41pm local time. According to residents out in the streets of the province's Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Mr Xishuangbanna, they were awed by a dazzling light, which quickly took the form of a "flaming ball" accompanied by a thunder-like noise.
The fireball was in fact a bolide - an extremely bright meteor - according to the Yunnan Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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The observatory's specialist in astronomy Zhang Mr Xingxiang explained that the blaze was created by the intense friction the meteorite experienced when it entered the Earth's atmosphere.