Meteor lights up night sky across the Big Bend, South Georgia

Courtesy: Deb / Valdosta, Ga.
Courtesy: Deb / Valdosta, Ga.(WCTV)
Published: Mar. 31, 2019 at 11:26 AM EDT
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By: Charles Roop | WCTV Pinpoint Weather

March 31, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- People in the Southeast - not just the Big Bend and South Georgia - reported seeing a bright flash between 11:50 and 11:55 p.m. Saturday night, likely caused by a meteor.

A meteor is defined a meteoroid coming "

", vaporizing after entry.

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Tallahassee confirmed the meteor based on the GOES 16 Lightning Mapper. In the animated GIF, a brief flash can be seen in the eastern Big Bend over northern Taylor County. Another Forecast Office spotted a closer look on their screens.

This event follows another report of a fireball,


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