Friday, December 27, 2013

Fireball lights up sky across Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee

via http://www.sott.net/
December 26, 2013

St. Charles County - NewsChannel 5 has gotten reports of a fireball streaking through the sky near St. Charles Thursday night.

As of 9:15 p.m., the American Meteor Society had recorded six reports from people who spotted this fireball in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Tennessee between 4:17 p.m. and 4:35 p.m. CST.

One of our Facebook fans, Tim Maune, was able to capture the image on camera.

All of the fireball spotters say there was no sound accompanying the fireball.

So what was it? According to the AMS, a fireball is another name for a very bright meteor, one with about the same brightness as Venus in the morning or evening sky.


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