On November 14, a huge fireball flew across the skies of the United States. The fireball was so bright that it literally scared the residents of the area. Immediately after the sighting, residents of the area reported the event to the International Meteorological Organization (IMO). Most of the people who witnessed the event said the fireball was incredibly large and produced enormous light in the skies.
“I’ve seen shooting stars in the past, but this was much bigger than anything I’ve seen before. It honestly scared my girlfriend and me,” Eric wrote on the IMO website, after reporting the sighting.
Another eyewitness named Ben claimed that the meteor burned in the atmosphere may be the largest shooting star he has ever seen in his life. These eyewitnesses also claimed that the fireball produced a green and orange light in the atmosphere, which lasted only a second or two.
What are fireballs?
According to space scientists, fireballs are nothing more than small meteors and other space bodies that burn in the skies as they enter Earth’s atmosphere. According to the International Meteor Organization, formed in 1998, these fireballs usually appear brighter than normal.
“Fireballs are meteors that appear brighter than normal. Due to the speed with which they hit Earth’s atmosphere, fragments larger than a millimeter have the ability to produce a bright flash as they cross the sky above. These bright meteors are what we call fireballs and often arouse fear and awe in those who witness them, “IMO says on their website.
On the other hand, conspiracy theorists suggest that the Earth has entered a thick debris field and could be the reason behind an increase in meteorite entry and close approaches of asteroids. These conspiracy theorists believe that this increase in asteroid close approaches could indicate the arrival of Nibiru, the rogue space body that could cause apocalypse on planet earth.