By: Charles Roop | WCTV Pinpoint Weather
March 31, 2019
Courtesy: Deb / Valdosta, Ga.
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 "close enough to Earth and enters Earth’s atmosphere", vaporizing after entry.
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
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.
GOES-East Global Lightning Mapper (GLM) detected the released light from the suspected fireball over Eridu, FL at 11:55 PM. pic.twitter.com/LBaJKj7zDJ— NWS Charleston, SC (@NWSCharlestonSC) March 31, 2019
This event follows another report of a fireball, which was spotted by a Gadsden County business March 22.
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