Fireballs striped across northern Texas last night, leading to reports of bright flashes and hundreds of sonic boom witnesses.
The astronomical drama occurred on Sunday (July 25) around 9 pm local time. According to CBS Dallas Fort Worth..Since then, the non-profit American Meteor Society (AMS) has recorded. 213 reports of fireballsIncludes 3 videos. Witnesses were primarily in northeastern Texas, but some reported seeing fireballs on Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
The fireball video shows a large object striped across the sky for a few seconds. Most people who reported seeing a fireball estimated that the fireball would last 3 to 4 seconds. About 14 people who saw the object said they made a noise across the sky.
According to AMS, the fireball is a meteor that is about as bright as Venus in the evening sky.As This NASA map shows, Fireballs occur regularly all over the world. According to NASA, these objects can grow significantly over 3 feet (1 meter) in diameter before they begin to burn due to atmospheric friction. Some larger fireballs may explode into debris, which meteorite hunters may find, but they usually do not survive to reach the ground. A fireball that explodes is known as a fireball.
The widespread use of doorbell cameras, cell phones and dash cams means that many fireballs are now being captured in video. Illuminated the sky above Tennessee Last summer Bright green one It surprised researchers on board a Tasman Sea ship in the fall. In front of the fireball that fell in Texas, there was a large meteorite in just a few hours. Explosion in Norway..
March, A fireball large enough to see During the day, the sonic boom shook England, Wales and northern France. The British fireball in February scattered meteorites over a large area. Including one family driveway..
Thousands of small meteorites Most fall unnoticed by the ocean or in less populated areas, but hit the earth every year. Thousands of rocks and cosmic dust are completely burned out in the atmosphere and can only be seen as meteors. The next best time to see a meteor is in August, when the Earth passes through the protracted debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle, creating an annual meteor shower known as the Perseids meteor shower. These meteors are too small to reach Earth, but they create a light show of up to 100 shooting stars per hour.
Originally published in Live Science
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