Did you see this blazing meteor over Chattanooga yesterday?
NASA posted video yesterday showing “a piece of an asteroid” hurtling over the Tennessee-Georgia border at 3:27 a.m. Wednesday. The meteor was charted in the skies just south of Cleveland at an altitude of 33 miles before it disintegrated over the Ocoee River.
It was also flying at 56,000 miles per hour.
According to NASA, the fireball was “one of the brightest observed” in its Southeast network in five years of operation. From Chickamauga, its brightness was 20 times brighter than a full moon.
A Los Angeles Times post says the space rock was about 2 feet in diameter and weighed 100 pounds.
Scientists are reportedly seeking to track down fragments.
(Hat tip to theNashville Scene.)