- Fire in The Sky: Hundreds Report & Film Fireball Made by Meteor EXPLOSION Over Florida
In one of the largest meteor events of 2021 so far, more than 250 people submitted reports of a great ball of fire in the sky above Florida, believed to be a chunk of an asteroid that burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere.
The American Meteor Society said the fireball was spotted over Florida – and could be seen as far away as Georgia – at 02:17 GMT on Tuesday. The AMS received 259 reports of the sighting. Most of the videos showed a ball of fire coming down at a steep angle, before exploding in an orange flash and disappearing from the night sky.
WOAH! Big flash and streak across sky in West Palm Beach. Happened moments ago while we were on Facebook Live for a @CBS12 story.
Working to figure out what it was. pic.twitter.com/VDl9pFtb3h
— Jay O'Brien (@jayobtv) April 13, 2021
My vantage point of the meteor / small asteroid lighting up the South Florida sky. Looking east from near Marco Island. pic.twitter.com/pZL2B6jeBE
— Jared Heil (@SunnyBreezeJH) April 13, 2021