Mystery Fireball

Residents in five states witnessed a massive fireball fly through the northern sky Wednesday night. Beginning at about 10 p.m., the unidentified ball moved over parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio. It was visible for about 15 minutes. Area authorities and weather services were flooded with reports from bystanders.

While no one has officially determined what caused the fireball, a meteor shower called Gamma Virginids is occurring from April 4 to April 21 with peak activity this past Wednesday and Thursday. Some think a large meteorite caused the remarkable fireball.

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  1. Does anyone think this is awfully coincidental with the other news article on this site? The one about the meteorite the size of a peanut?

  2. My friends said they saw the “mystery fireball” at 10:15 or little bit after 10:00 p.m. I didn’t see it myself, I was awake at the time just in the wrong spot

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