The annual Lyrid meteor shower lit up the night sky over the Changbai Mountains in northeast China's Jilin Province on 22 April.

The observers found around 15 meteors visible per hour in the sky at midnight, which they filmed.

Meteor showers are caused when dust and other particles break off from an astronomical body and enter Earth's atmosphere on parallel courses. The Lyrid meteor shower occurs in late April every year when the Earth passes through the dusty tail of Comet Thatcher.

The shower should be visible again on 23 April.