- Jun 02, 2018 -
Xishuangbanna suspected meteorite crashed to illuminate half of the night sky
China News Service, Kunming, June 1st (Chen Jing) On the evening of the 1st, a meteor crossed the night sky, a short video that illuminated half a sky was circulated among people in Yunnan. The reporter then sought confirmation of the Seismological Bureau of Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province. The staff responded that there were indeed brighter scratches over Jinghong City at about 10:00 that evening, forming an angle of about 70 degrees with the ground. Judging from the general experience, 70% may be Meteorite falls.
In the evening, several users uploaded related videos on Weibo and WeChat circle of friends. In various videos, a dark light suddenly appeared in the sky and was drawn to the horizon to form a long “tail” that illuminated half the sky. In the night sky, there was no strange sound in the video. When the light source was about to touch the ground, the light disappeared.
The reporter then contacted the Seismological Bureau of Xishuangbanna Prefecture. The staff member said that this was true. At about 10 o'clock on the evening of the 1st, a brighter light crossed the sky of Jinghong City, forming an angle of about 70 degrees with the ground. "The general fireworks are not so bright and there is no sound. When they are about to touch the ground, the light disappears. According to general experience, the possibility of meteorites is about 70%."
On October 4, 2017, a meteorite crash occurred in Shangri-La, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. (Finish)