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On Sunday, December 27, 2020, many people on the US east coast took to Twitter to report a strange sight in the skies. Numerous videos were swiftly uploaded to social media apparently showing an object dramatically burning-up as it hurtled to Earth – with one clip attracting more than 1.4 million views alone. The clips showed as the bright orange fireball shot across the skies in a stunning display.
Such spectacular incidents are actually quite common phenomena with far more prosaic explanations. The American Meteor Society has confirmed most of these so-called ‘fireballs’ are not meteorites or associated space debris.
Sometime around Sunday, December 27, 2020 (2020-Dec-27 07:44 UTC with 1 day, 9 hours, 43 minutes uncertainty), Near Earth Object (2016 AF2), between 7 and 16 meters (23 to 51 feet) across, will pass the Earth at between 3.8 and 11.2 lunar distances (nominally 7.3), traveling at 5.35 kilometers per second (11,970 miles per hour).
originally posted by: billxam
a reply to: Waterglass
I'll be the bubble burster. Contrail lit by sun.