The astrological event, dubbed a “superbolide” was an exploding meteor that shined brighter than the moon in Yunnan Province, Shangri-La County. NASA described the star as a huge fireball that dazzled eyewitnesses who saw it flit through the sky yesterday. Eyewitnesses reported seeing a large shooting star which they duly recorded on their mobile phones. NASA confirmed that the superbolide explosion

was similar to 540 tonnes of TNT devoting in the sky. The phenomenon happened during the Chinese national holiday of Mid-Autumn night, so there were many witnesses to the incredible sight. And, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration confirmed the “fireball” sighting on its Chinese social media page. The meteor lit up the night sky in Shangri-La in China just after 8pm at night. READ MORE