Strange fireballs lit up the sky over Okinawa in Japan

On March 10, unusual activity was detected in the sky over southern Japan: mysterious fireballs were seen in the sky at night. As reported by Japanese media, several reports of sightings of mysterious flying objects have been received from various parts of Okinawa Prefecture.

The video of the curious rays of light that many associated with satellites and natural phenomena was disseminated on social networks, however, the answer differs from the theories that emerged on the Internet. The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NJAO) in Ishigaki, Okinawa, said it observed the beams of light at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday. “Given publicly available information, we believe the objects were not meteorite fireballs, but remnants of a rocket” that China launched in November 2022, an OANJ official said. Likewise, the worker explained that “the slow speed and the way in which the light moved, with luminous threads advancing in parallel, seemed exactly like the entrance to the atmosphere of the remains of a rocket.” This could have happened due to the proximity between the Asian giant and Okinawa, a Japanese prefecture that encompasses more than 150 islands in the East China Sea. However, the OANJ gave a piece of calm and said that “the remains would have fallen into the ocean without causing danger.”