Bright green fireball seen over Florida, U.S.

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A  bright fireball was spotted across Florida, U.S., at around 01:50 UTC on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received at least 73 reports from witnesses across the state, as far north as Jacksonville and as far south as Fort Lauderdale.

Based on the AMS trajectory, the fireball was seen traveling in a SE – NW direction.

John Cermack, the floor director of Channel 4 from Jacksonville, said he was outside just before the 10 O'Clock News when he witnessed it, saying the fireball looked "beautiful." 

The fireball, which occurred around 21:50 LT, was said to be green in color.

According to local media, the exact track appears to have come across the state of Florida probably from Tampa to Daytona.

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Image: Fireball heatmap. Credit: AMS

Featured image credit: Martin Wagner

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