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Very bright fireball recorded over Florida


A very bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Florida around 23:35 UTC on December 5, 2017 (18:35 EST). The event lasted up to 7 seconds.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 57 reports by 19:00 UTC on December 6. The fireball was observed primarily from Florida’s western coast.

One observer reported concurrent sound associated with the event while 15 reported fragmentation.

At this time, AMS has only one video of the event. It was recorded by Joseph Gresham from Lakeland, FL.

Video courtesy J. Gresham, AMS

Preliminary trajectory based on received reports:

Image credit AMS

If you witnessed this event and/or if you have a video or a photo of this event, please Submit an Official Fireball Report

Featured image: Bright fireball over Florida on December 5, 2017. Copyright J. Gresham, AMS



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