The meteor glowed brightly as it descended rapidly through the Earth’s atmosphere on Sunday.
Many people in western Japan report on social media that they see the rare sight.
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Public television NHK reported that its cameras in the central prefectures of Aichi, Mie and elsewhere captured the fireball in the southern sky.
A camera at the port of Nagoya showed the meteor, which shone as brightly as a full moon as it approached Earth, the Asahi newspaper reported.
Some experts say that small fragments of the meteorite may have reached the ground.
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