Watch a brilliant fireball shine brighter than the full moon (video)

Space In the early morning hours of Wednesday (Aug. 2), a fireball streaked across southeastern United States skies. And thanks to stargazers in the area, the event was captured on film.

The American Meteor Society received 74 reports of a fireball on the night of August’s Full Sturgeon Moon from Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Based on the reports , the fireball appeared to fly across the sky while heading southeast.

Some reports also stated the fireball created sonic booms that were loud enough to rattle buildings and wake observers. In the footage above, […]

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