A Loud Boom
Prefaced a streaking fireball spotted in three Southern states, scientists confirmed Thursday.
More Than 30 People In Arkansas
Louisiana and Mississippi reported seeing the exceptionally bright meteor in the sky around 8 a.m. Wednesday
It Was First
Spotted 54 miles (87 kilometers) above the Mississippi River, near Alcorn, Mississippi, officials said.
The Object, Which Scientists Called
A bolide, moved southwest at a speed of 55,000 miles per hour (88,500 kilometers per hour), breaking into pieces as it descended deeper into Earth’s atmosphere.
It Disintegrated About 34 Miles
Above a swampy area north of the unincorporated Concordia Parish community of Minorca in Louisiana.
One Witness Told That She Heard
A loud noise and then looked up and saw an “orange fireball the size of a basketball, with a white tail behind it,” heading west toward the Mississippi River.