Bolide meteorite observed by Padre Secchi

A fireball crashes in China, suspected to be a meteorite

On 24th December, a giant fireball crashed in China’s Yushu City at 7 in the morning (local China time). Several people saw the fireball travel across the sky before it crashed and the videos of the same went viral. People claimed to have heard noises from the crash but no one was injured. According to, the local media reported that the fireball may have been a meteorite while some experts believe that it was a bolide, a very bright meteorite. China’s Earthquake Networks Centre confirmed the reports that a suspected bolide landed between Nangqian County and Yusu County at 7:25 am.