Meteor brightens sky, reportedly shakes ground in Texas

Sunday morning I was out for a walk and ran into an acquaintance who mentioned having seen a green meteor / shooting star just the other day here in South Austin … I wonder if this is the same one he saw:

After a meteor dashed across the Texas sky, reports of the fireball started to flood into National Weather Services offices throughout the state.

 

Reports from those who spotted the meteor around 8:45 p.m. CT stretched from Corpus Christi to Laredo to Lubbock, said Lara Keys, a forecaster at the National Weather Service’s Corpus Christi station. Corpus Christi is more than 500 miles from Lubbock. Those who witnessed the meteor described it as “a big, bright shooting star. A big one,” Keys said.

 

The meteor looked like a dazzling light streaming through the sky, as seen at the 12-second mark in the video above, which was recorded by the dashcam of a driver in San Antonio. A local TV reporter tweeted a picture of the meteor that looked like a green ball flying at the tip of a streak of gold sparks.

 

Meteor brightens sky, reportedly shakes ground in Texas.

 

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