Meteor lights up the sky over St. Louis, southern IL

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

It was a meteor, and thankfully for those of us who don't live in St. Louis, it was captured on video for us all to enjoy.

An apparent meteor lit up the sky over St. Louis on Monday night - a dazzling display that was captured on the city's EarthCam footage.

The National Weather Service posted a video of the flashing streak of light Monday night with homes in the background.

Some sleepless folks in the state of Missouri were lucky enough to spot and film what appeared to be a bright meteor streaking through the night sky.

Fox 2 Meteorologist Glenn Zimmerman says it was most likely a meteor from the Taurid Meteor Shower burning up as it entered Earth's atmosphere.




The American Meteor Society said that it received 175 reports of a fireball across a number of midwestern states on Monday, including Missouri and IL.

The meteor appeared brighter than the planet Venus in the sky, the American Meteor Society said.

Its estimated trajectory was from East to West, ending its visible flight in North Carolina.

The next event that could provide sights of a fireball will take place between the night of November 17 and morning of November 18, when the Leonid meteor shower is due, according to Missouri station KSKD. In some years, though, it can put on a spectacular show.

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