Meteor streaks across night sky in central China

A bright falling object believed to be a meteor was spotted streaking across the night sky in central China.

Footage shows the moment the object flared and lit up Daliu town in Henan province early morning on November 29. The meteor seemed to burn up in an explosion of sparks for a few more seconds before fading into darkness.

Locals in the cities of Zhoukou, Zhumadian, and Nanyang also reported seeing the bright flashes.

A meteor is a piece of rock smaller than an asteroid that burns up when it enters the earth’s atmosphere, resulting in a bright streak of light.