See Asteroid Light Up The Sky In An Awesome Blaze

A new video shows and asteroid lighting up the sky as it enters Earth's atmosphere.

By Britta DeVore | Published

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We hope you’re not sick of news coverage surrounding things flying through the sky because today we have another story for you about an asteroid dazzling viewers with a light show before crashing to the ground. In a video, which you can see below, the cosmic wonder was caught on camera, soaring through the dark night sky in a blaze of glory. As you can see, the asteroid starts with a white haze before fully lighting up into a colorful and fiery palate of oranges, reds, and yellow, before disappearing completely into the darkness.

Along with being a gorgeous sight to see, the asteroid, now labeled 2023 CX1, is a space anomaly, having only been the seventh time astronomers were able to catch an asteroid hurtling through space before crashing down on Earth. First spotted by Krisztián Sárneczky of Konkoly Observatory’s Piszkéstető Station in Hungary, the object would be seen again, earning it a report to the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center. Through these reports, astronomers were able to map out the asteroid’s trajectory, hitting the nail on the head for where and when the space rock would come into contact with Earth.

From asteroid to meteor, the object came crashing down at 02:59 UTC over the English Channel in an area between France and the UK. This was right on point with what was expected with scientists calculating that it would crash between 02:50 and 03:03 UTC. According to the data, any extra debris traveling with the meteor as it made its final push into the Earth would’ve ended up on the coast of France, most likely north towards the city of Rouen. 

Many of us have been keeping our eyes well-trained on the skies as over the last few weeks, and other oddities have been appearing and drawing global attention. Of course, these are no asteroids or meteors as it’s been reported that several UFOs have been spotted and shot down over the United States with one of the latest sightings coming from Uruguay. Following a face-off with what’s thought to be a Chinese surveillance balloon, the government has been on high alert to keep strange aircraft out of U.S. airspace.


The latest weekend happenings saw strange objects (that were certainly not asteroids) shot down over Lake Huron by the United States military and, with Pentagon officials coming forward to say that the recently disarmed UFOs are unlike the Chinese balloon, folks are quickly jumping on the alien bandwagon. Mixing in a level of suspicious activity carried out by those investigating the scene in recent days, memories of the 1947 Roswell crash are exactly what come to mind. With new information rolling in almost every hour, the American people still have a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to what’s happening in our airspace.

On the scientific side of things, asteroids-turned-colorful-meteors have been showing off across the skies as of late with a beautiful display recently stunning the night in Europe. Further out into space, the Sun wowed scientists last week after a chunk broke off and caused a tornado-like vortex on its north pole. These fun and intriguing happenings have certainly been keeping scientists on their feet.