Meteor Streak Across Northern Florida Sky

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, April 1, 2019

Just before midnight on Saturday many people across northern Florida saw a greenish-blue fireball streak across the sky.

According to the National Weather Service, it was a meteor.

The meteor was picked up by the Geostationary Lightning Mapper satellite.

The satellite captures hundreds of images each second.

When a meteoroid enters Earth's atmosphere at a speed typically in excess of 72,000 km/h, aerodynamic heating of that object produces a streak of light, both from the glowing object and the trail of glowing particles that it leaves in its wake.




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