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Apparent meteor flashes across night sky in Missouri

Watch a massive fireball streak across the St. Louis sky					
								
			
	
			Mike Wehner			@MikeWehner					November 12th 2019 at 1:42 PM					 Share Tweet Watch a massive fireball streak across the St. Louis sky Mike Wehner @MikeWehner November 12th 2019 at 1:42 PM Share Tweet
Travis Berry | 14 November, 2019, 00:41

A huge bright meteor streaked through the St. Louis, Missouri sky in the United States and it was caught on camera.

Reports of a fireball, which a bright, slow-moving meteor, began to emerge at roughly 8:45 p.m. local time, with some residents reporting that the flashing rock was accompanied by the sound of a loud boom.

"An average meteor that comes through our atmosphere can be traveling thousands of miles per hour", he said, "leading to breaking the sound barrier and those big booms that people heard".

The flying object was also picked up on home surveillance cameras.

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The sighting coincides with the height of the Northern Taurids meteor shower, which is known for its spectacular fireballs. AMS compiled a video of some of the best looks at the fireball, including a view of it lighting up the sky near the landmark St Louis Gateway Arch.

"The Taurids are rich in fireballs, so if you see a Taurid it can be very brilliant and it'll knock your eyes out, but their rates absolutely suck", NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke commented on Space.com.

The National Weather Service could not confirm if the meteor touched down or if it burnt up in the atmosphere. KSDK-TV Meteorologist Scott Connell says the odds of finding part of the apparent meteor are slim, because it most likely burned up completely.

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