I’m pretty sure I saw a fireball in the sky tonight. I saw it around Fujisawa.
I was walking to a local takeout store for dinner tonight when I saw something flying across the sky. It was very bright and moving quite quickly. It seemed to be moving faster than a low-flying jet, but I couldn’t hear anything. There’s an American air base near where I live, but it was going the wrong direction. The base is to the north, not the northwest. And then I realised, it’s a meteor! And then what happened? It disappeared.
It was quite likely part of the Geminid meteor shower. I’ve seen meteors before, but nothing like this. Usually, they’re just a speck of dust that appear, make a brief streak in the sky, then disappear in less than a second. This was in the sky for a good 4 or 5 seconds. It wasn’t a little one, either. It was a fireball. It makes me wonder if it landed…
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