Now THAT is what I call a fireball!

Three frames from the South African CCTV footage.

Three frames from the South African CCTV footage.

Having seen some footage of the South African fireball last weekend, I thought it was quite impressive. However, a new video looking along a Johannesburg motorway has appeared online, and it’s superb.

I can’t find much information about this event, but it happened on November 21st and no fragments have been found so far.

Just in case you were in any doubt as to how much energy is released when a chunk of rock hits our atmosphere, this should give you a good impression:

I could almost feel the heat and hear the *KABLAAAM*.

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8 responses to “Now THAT is what I call a fireball!

  1. I have great interest in knowing and learning about heavenly bodies and the facts of universe.Coming to this post got to knew some such kind of thing.It was a amazing experience watching the video shared in this post.I can't stop myself for imagining the real experience.Mio Navman Spirit V505

  2. The fireball I'm trying to find video of streaked across my field of view while I was looking at Cassiopeia in spring 2006. That very night a so called 'high risk' asteroid was to make its point of closest approach to the Earth above New York at about 4am.At about 1am or shortly afterwards, I was looking at Cassiopeia from my garden at the centroid of the triangle between Winchester, Portsmouth and Southampton. A town called Bishop's Waltham.Although I don't believe in the supernatural, if I do look at a horoscope I strangely look at my own star sign first. I like the supernatural when I find it works of fiction.I saw that fireball because I was looking in the direction where I knew, far too faint to see, a star in the TYC catalogue had been named after an old friend of mine, who I miss.I still don't believe in the supernatural. But it is a good job that there was a chair behind me that night, because I am not a robot.Is there any chance a video can be found, or are these videos flukes, too lucky to be relied upon?

  3. I forgot to say explicitly: that was when I saw the long fireball streak across my field of view. In the garden. Although it was probably fairly obvious.It was silent, but the trail lasted for a long time before it faded. It felt like minutes before I couldn't see it at all. Or maybe I was imagining it after 30 seconds. Who will ever know now?

  4. The fireball I'm trying to find video of streaked across my field of view while I was looking at Cassiopeia in spring 2006. That very night a so called 'high risk' asteroid was to make its point of closest approach to the Earth above New York at about 4am.At about 1am or shortly afterwards, I was looking at Cassiopeia from my garden at the centroid of the triangle between Winchester, Portsmouth and Southampton. A town called Bishop's Waltham.Although I don't believe in the supernatural, if I do look at a horoscope I strangely look at my own star sign first. I like the supernatural when I find it works of fiction.I saw that fireball because I was looking in the direction where I knew, far too faint to see, a star in the TYC catalogue had been named after an old friend of mine, who I miss.I still don't believe in the supernatural. But it is a good job that there was a chair behind me that night, because I am not a robot.Is there any chance a video can be found, or are these videos flukes, too lucky to be relied upon?

  5. I forgot to say explicitly: that was when I saw the long fireball streak across my field of view. In the garden. Although it was probably fairly obvious.It was silent, but the trail lasted for a long time before it faded. It felt like minutes before I couldn't see it at all. Or maybe I was imagining it after 30 seconds. Who will ever know now?

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