The fireball passing through the sky of Texas on Saturday is believed to have been a meteor.
On November 8, around 8 p.m. a fireball crossed the sky of Texas. The fireball set off a sonic boom.
The regional bureau of The National Weather Service received several reports from citizens that saw the ball of fire in the sky at night. NWS said they couldn’t confirm any debris that was found in this early stage. They also stated the fireball was seen at around 8:45 p.m. from Lubbock to Corpus Christi, an area long about 500 miles.
Some people stated there were two objects in the sky leaving a green trail behind them while others insisted there was only one bright, big shooting star.
The reports from witnesses of the fireball received by the National Weather Service were consistent with the powerful explosion caused by the sonic boom from the ball. People from Texas shortly posted numerous articles on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
The phenomenon occurred during the Andromedids. The Andromedids is a meteor shower that Saturday had its biggest activity, according to the American Meteor Society.
It’s not yet confirmed if the fireball was part of the meteor shower as it can also be one of the meteors that pass through the skies from Earth almost every day. The Andromedids are meteor showers that produce shows in the sky very rarely compared to most meteor showers. Also, most meteor showers are visible in the evening, compared to the Andromedids which was best visible at night.
The thought to be meteor is believed to have landed near the Mexican border to the U.S., in Maverick County. Authorities claimed people were able to feel the ground shaking before their feet. This was reported by The Maverick County Sheriff Department at around 8:45 p.m. and claims the Earth shook when the meteor struck its surface. Despite this, The National Weather Service states that nobody saw the meteor land nor there were any confirmations stating this.
On YouTube, a motorist uploaded a video footage of the fireball taken by the camera on his dashboard.