Saturday , January 16 2021

Meteor is a likely cause of a bright flash in the US night sky



The US National Weather Service says that a bright flash across Florida night sky over the weekend is likely to be a falling meteor.

News shops report that people see a flash just before midnight on Saturday (local time).

The National Weather Service in Charleston confirmed a mapping tool "detecting the light released from the suspected ball over a distance of about 56km to the east of Tallahassee just before midnight."

The fire ball was seen in northern Florida.

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The fire ball was seen in northern Florida.

The Tallahassee office released a link where the meteor blooms short as a purple dot. It's unclear from where the meteor has landed.

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Saturday flash followed meteor dates across the south-east early on Friday.

The American Meteor Association says that more than 150 reports have been recorded in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.


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