The American Meteor Society received reports of over fifty sightings of a giant fireball traveling across the sky in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana.
Last Friday around 4:30 am, witnesses reported seeing a brilliant descending object illuminate the sky like fireworks. The intense burst of descending light may be seen in many recordings to have flashed green, blue, orange, and yellow.
According to a report, a Gulfport, Mississippi, resident testified that the size and scope of the event were incredible. It maintained roughly the dimensions of a vehicle when it disappeared into the forest, they said.
Multiple eyewitnesses corroborated this, stating that the meteor was the brightest and biggest falling object they had ever seen. One observer near Frankston, Texas, said he had seen falling stars but never like this.
A New Orleans resident remarked that they were terrified by the occurrence and worried that it marked the end of the world.
In the southern United States, doorbell cameras captured the eerie event, which has now gone viral on the internet.
The Perseid Meteor Shower is responsible for this spectacular light show.
According to a report, the Swift-Tuttle comet orbits the sun once every 133 years and leaves behind debris. The meteor shower is called the Perseids because it seems to originate in the constellation Perseus.
The Earth travels through the comet’s debris tail every year at about this time. As the month of August progresses, the light display will become more spectacular. The best times to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower are early in the morning on August 12th and 13th. The bright streaks may occur anywhere in the sky at night. Fifty to one hundred meteors per hour may be seen during the Perseid Meteor Shower.
All of the showers are visible to the naked eye. The report recommends that telescopes and binoculars should be avoided because of their restricted field of view.