HOUSTON – Our dark sky was lit up overnight with what appeared to be a bright light crossing the night sky.
People from all over Texas to Indiana have reported seeing this trail of light – a suspected fireball. If you got up late on Sunday night, you might have seen one cross the sky.
Video was captured from a KPRC 2 bystander’s home security system at a Magnolia residence at 10:23 p.m. In the video, you can see the fireball appear in the top left of the screen, followed by a flash before she continues to cross the night. sky.
A photo was by Beth Wilson. She says she was lying outside stargazing and was about to take a picture of the sky when the fireball passed right over her.
More than 200 fire reports in the sky!
More than 200 Texans reported to the American Meteor Society seeing “something” in the sky Sunday night. Reports have arrived from Dallas to Houston, from Austin to Corpus Christi!
Best estimates are that parts of the fireball broke off as it passed through the atmosphere, but there’s also a chance that a piece (or pieces) could have come to the surface! It is believed that if one of them made it to the ground, it could have hit somewhere just south of Marble Falls.
What is a fireball?
A fireball is a larger and brighter than normal meteor, according to the American Meteor Society, which has received more than 200 reports and videos showing a fireball event occurring above the Indiana and surrounding states Sunday evening. The event was primarily seen in Texas.
The trajectory shows that the fireball entered the atmosphere over Cistern, Texas. His flight ended a few miles west of Austin. People along the flight path say they heard a delayed sonic boom, indicating that the meteorites in this fireball may have survived the trip to earth, scientists say. Any meteorites found will likely be small fragments left behind by the fireball.
The next meteor shower will be on the night of August 12-13.
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