The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 61 reports about a fireball seen over Florida and Georiga, U.S. around 00:32 UTC on March 21, 2021.
Even though there was significant cloud cover, tens of eyewitnesses in middle Florida reported seeing a bright fireball at around 20:32 EDT on March 20 (00:32 UTC on March 21).
An analysis of received reports indicates that the meteor was first seen at an altitude of 83 km (52 miles) above Tampa Bay, moving west at 77 250 km/h (48 000 mph).
It ablated 53 km (33 miles) over the Gulf of Mexico after traveling 62 km (39 miles) through the atmosphere, NASA Meteor Watch said.
No videos of this event have surfaced as of this time. You can submit your reports here.
Florida fireball March 21, 2021 heatmap. Credit: AMS
Featured image credit: NASA Meteor Watch
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