Massive fireball lights up the sky above Iowa (Video)

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By John Vibes | December 29, 2013 | 10:12pm EST

A giant meteor was filmed as it sailed through the sky above Des Moines, Iowa

Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) captured by the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter using the 0.8m Schulman Telescope and an STX-16803 CCD camera. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

DES MOINES (INTELLIHUB) — Hundreds of residents spotted a “huge” fireball sailing across the sky above Des Moines on Thursday.

People in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Tennessee also reported seeing a fireball in the sky.

The American Meteor Society said witnesses reported an object “as bright as the sun that fragmented into many parts” as well as several reports of “sonic effects associated with the meteor”.

More than 700 reports came in to the American Meteor Society after the cosmic object as “bright” like “a ball of fire” caught the attention of several eyewitnesses. A street camera caught the meteor sighting in North Liberty took the following footage:

 

Sources:

[1] Never-Seen-Before ‘Huge Fireball’ Over Iowa! Spectacular Video For End-Of-The-Year – Design & Trend

 

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