Fireball? Here’s what you might have seen flash across the Central Texas sky


CENTRAL TEXAS (KXAN) — KXAN viewers are wondering what was falling from the Sunday evening.

Jeremy Ernst sent KXAN this video captured on his dash camera.

The American Meteor Society has several fireball reports from just before 9 p.m. this evening from Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

NASA defines a fireball as an “astronomical term for exceptionally bright meteors that are spectacular enough to be seen over a very wide area.”

Though not confirmed, the reports are considered “pending,” until the society can review them.

The Perseids meteor shower, which is causing frequent and bright meteors to fly through the sky, is ongoing for the Northern Hemisphere until Aug. 24.

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