Making a Realistic Meteor

What would be the best way to make and animate a realistic looking meteor and explosion??

Here is one possible way:

DANG!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! YOU DON’T REALIZE HOW MUCH THIS HELPS!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS.

P.S. Other tutorials are welcome from anyone willing to give, but this is honestly more than enough for me. I’ve looked all over for tutorials like this but never had the luck of finding one.