UK markets closed
  • NIKKEI 225

    27,927.37
    -102.20 (-0.36%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    23,349.38
    -417.31 (-1.76%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    69.83
    +3.57 (+5.39%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,780.00
    -3.90 (-0.22%)
     
  • DOW

    35,227.03
    +646.95 (+1.87%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    36,941.09
    -53.94 (-0.15%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,268.12
    +7.96 (+0.63%)
     
  • ^IXIC

    15,225.15
    +139.68 (+0.93%)
     
  • ^FTAS

    4,117.60
    +58.28 (+1.44%)
     

Spectacular Flaming Space Debris Confuses Skywatchers Amid Orionid Meteor Shower

A “bright, long-lasting” fireball that sailed over Highland, Michigan, in the early morning of October 20, coinciding with the peak of the Orionid meteor shower, was in fact a fragmented satellite reentering the atmosphere, NASA said.

According to NASA, the “bright, long-lasting” fireball that flew over US midwestern states was not caused by a natural object, but rather by the “reentry and fragmentation of a satellite.”

The Orionid meteor shower is visible in the night sky each year from October 2 to November 7, according to EarthSky. Credit: Aimee Manning via Storyful

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting