Meteor Fireball Recorded Streaking Over South Florida
A fireball streaked across the sky overnight, according to multiple reports.
By 4 a.m. Wednesday, the American Meteor Society received nearly 50 reports about the flaming streak in the night sky.
A meteorologist at CBS Miami also recorded video, the station’s website said.
The object was likely a meteor breaking up in the atmosphere. It was visible from the Keys to Port St. Lucie on the east coast and as far north as Tampa on the west coast, reports said.
— Craig Setzer CBS4 (@CraigSetzer) April 26, 2017
Among those who spotted and were able to record the fireball was Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Evan Calhoun. He was on patrol in the Lower Keys, on Big Pine Key, shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday when his dashcam unit taped the meteor as it streaked across the night sky.
A similar object was spotted in the northern part of the state in November 2016, according to ABC News.