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Watch the fireball that exploded over Ohio last night

Last night, a meteoroid hit Earth's atmosphere over Ohio, exploding in a fiery flash of light.


Space Weather reports that the meteor was traveling at 114,000 mph when it hit the Earth's atmosphere at 11:33 pm EDT. The explosion was captured by a NASA all-sky camera in Hiram, Ohio, and was reportedly visible from at least 14 US states.

Folks who live in or near Ohio, did you happen to see last night's fireball?

Ohio Fireball [Space Weather]

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I was at a dark sky site in central Ohio owned by our local astronomy club, and all of us were set up facing the direction of the fireball. The only person facing away saw the glow on our faces and had time enough to turn around and observe most of the duration of the event.

It was amazing. Greenish yellow elements in the trail, that persisted for some time after the flash ended.