Blazing METEOR lights up night sky as locals terrified by thunder-like BOOM.
Witnesses were stunned by a dazzling light which quickly took the form of a “flaming ball” over Yunnan Province.
The Yunnan Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences said it was a meteor.
The observatory’s specialist in astronomy, Zhang Xingxiang, explained that the blaze was created by the intense friction the meteor experienced when it entered the earth’s atmosphere.
— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) June 2, 2018