Whenever a Sim is standing in an open area, there is a very small chance a meteor will fall directly on top of them. Whenever a meteor is about to fall on top of a Sim, a large shadow will appear around them and ominous music will play. A message will appear stating that your Sim wonders why it suddenly got dark. All Sims on the lot will run outside to look up curiously at the sky, and the meteor can be seen if the camera view is in the right position at the exact moment it falls, or if you zoom out at the right time, you can see the meteor streak across the sky. The player has plenty of time to move the Sim out of harm's way, but if they do nothing the meteor will crush the ignorant Sim. Meteors never fall directly on children, though they may still get crushed if they stand close enough to the impact zone of a meteor aiming for a more adult Sim. The best chance for a Sim to be hit by a meteor is to be using a telescope outside.
Sims standing near enough will get singed and the ground will be littered with scrap metal and space rocks.
The ghost color is orange with small hint of black and thus different than if the ghost died from fire. The tombstone depicts a meteor.
When a meteor hits, a mushroom cloud appears.
As with some other types of death, the only types of Sims who cannot die in this way are ghosts (playable or non-playable), babies and toddlers.
A meteor can hit a building, which case everyone will run out before the collision. Those who do not exit the building will die. Sims automatically leave if a meteor is approaching, unless it is a school, in which children are not allowed to leave and will always die.