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Meteor over Alabama 40 times brighter than moon

2018-08-18 23:18
NASA says a fireball that streaked across the US South East was traveling about 53,700 mph. Numerous people had reported seeing the very bright streak across the sky early on Aug. 17. The meteor was first seen above rural Turkeytown, which is about 80 miles northeast of Birmingham. The small asteroid, about 6 feet wide broke apart, about 18 miles above the town of Oak Grove. It is estimated that it was at least 40 times as bright as the full moon at one point.