NASA just released a view of a fireball that exploded over Tuscaloosa, Ala., and it’s pretty cool. The agency captured the video with its ground-based All Sky Cameras network. It’s the second fireball of the month spotted over the U.S.
On Nov. 8, a fireball exploded early in the morning over San Antonio, inspiring hundreds to call in. The latest meteor also netted in a flurry of phone calls.
Here’s what NASA said about the latest:
A bright fireball occurred at 8:18 pm CST, Nov. 20, just southwest of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and was detected by NASA All Sky Cameras. The fireball traveled at 67,000 miles per hour and appears to have broken apart at an altitude of 27 miles. It was as bright as the full moon, about 14 inches in diameter and weighed about 120 pounds.
The fireball was not part of the Leonid meteor shower. At this time, we do not believe any meteorites were produced.