A long-lasting fireball was seen over Florida around 03:52 UTC on April 26, 2017 (23:52 EDT on April 25). The event lasted up to 20 seconds.
The American Meteor Society received 46 reports by 17:35 UTC. Five witnesses reported sound associated with the event while 33 reported fragmentation.
Florida fireball – April 26, 2017 at 03:52 UTC – Heatmap and trajectory. Credit: AMS
They described the event as a big ball, flying at low altitude, much lower than an airplane. When it was midway to the horizon, it looked like something separated to the right of the main body slightly and disappeared on the horizon.
The fireball was moving in a northeast direction.
— Craig Setzer CBS4 (@CraigSetzer) April 26, 2017
Video courtesy Monroe County Sheriff Sgt. Evan Calhoun
Video courtesy K.U. / AMS
Video courtesy J. Takacs / AMS
Featured image credit: K.U. / AMS
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