UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Several residents of North Florida witnessed a bright glow that appeared in the night sky just before midnight Saturday. Qualified by some of the users of “strange”, the phenomenon however found its explanation.
The night sky over northern Florida was lit up this Saturday by a blue flash that was seen by several residents, some of whom managed to make videos.
“Tonight I filmed a strange light falling from Youngstown’s sky!” Said Eric Shultz, who posted on his Facebook account images taken by a doorbell camera.
— Jeffrey Cardona (@jeffreycardona1) March 31, 2019
It turns out that the light was emitted by a meteorite. The National Weather Service announced that the flash had been filmed by the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), a satellite that takes hundreds of photographs of the atmosphere every second to trace the path of the lightning.
Did you see it? A meteor was caught on GOES Lightning Mapper (GLM) around 3:52Z or 11:52 PM ET! pic.twitter.com/6FnUCN83EJ
— NWS Tallahassee (@NWSTallahassee) March 31, 2019
However, uncertainty remains as to whether the celestial body has reached the ground or burned to the atmosphere.
CNN says the National Meteorological Service said it received unconfirmed reports that the meteorite fell near Perry, Florida, 55 km southeast of Tallahassee.
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