Green Fireball Seen From Texas To Kentucky

Report Date: October 14, 2016

A bright green fireball was so big it disintegrated across the sky from Texas to Kentucky at sunrise on October 12, 2016. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received over 290 reports. Many witnesses described glowing orange fragments and a blue smoke trail lingering for 5 minutes while the Sun was rising. A bright green meteor streaked across the sky of Alabama and Mississippi around 11:48 UTC (06:48 CDT) on October 12, 2016.

It was witnessed and reported by many residents from Texas to Kentucky. The meteor was moving 143 200 km/h (89 000 mph) and was seen from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. Unfortunately, all sky cameras in the region had already shut down to protect themselves from the bright Sun.