Monday, February 16, 2009

Meteors over Texas

I'm sorry I was too far south to have seen this. That must have looked pretty cool.
The fireball that blazed across the Texas sky and sparked numerous weekend calls to law enforcement agencies now can be considered an identified flying object.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday the fireball was a natural phenomenon -- not flying space junk -- and a North Texas astronomer said more specifically that it was probably a pickup truck-sized meteor with the consistency of concrete.

The object was visible Sunday morning from Austin to Dallas and into East Texas.
I have seen meteor streaks before, but nothing so big as this.

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