Houston Our darkened skies lit up overnight with what seemed to be a bright light slithering across the night sky.
People across Texas as far as Indiana have reported seeing this streak of light – a suspected fireball. If you’ve been up late on a Sunday night, you may have seen one streak across the sky.
Video captured from the KPRC 2 scenes home security system in the Magnolia residence at 10:23 p.m. In the video, you can see the fireball appear in the upper left of the screen, followed by a flash before continuing to appear throughout the night sky.
The photo was Beth Wilson. She says she was lying outside looking at the stars and was going to take a picture of the sky when the fireball came flying right above her.
More than 200 reports of a fire in the sky!
More than 200 people from Texas reported seeing “something” in the sky on Sunday night by the American Meteor Society. Reports came from Dallas to Houston, Austin to Corpus Christi!
Best estimates are that bits of the fireball broke apart as it slashed through the atmosphere, but there’s also a chance that bits (or pieces) made it to the surface! It is believed that if any of them managed to reach the ground, they might have hit somewhere south of Marble Falls.
What is a fireball?
A fireball is a meteor larger and brighter than usual, according to the American Meteor Association, which has received more than 200 reports and videos showing a fireball event that occurred over Indiana and surrounding states on Sunday night. The event was mainly seen in Texas.
The track shows that the fireball entered the atmosphere over a tank in Texas. Her journey ended a few miles west of Austin. People along the flight path say they heard a belated bang, indicating that meteorites from this fireball may have survived the trip back to Earth, according to scientists. Any meteorites found are likely small fragments left over from the fireball.
The next meteor shower will occur on the night of August 12 and 13.
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