Fireball 10x Brighter Than The Moon Streaks Over Mississippi

Than the moon streaked across the skies over Arkansas, Louisiana and Misssippi early Wednesday (April 27)

A Fireball 10 Times Brighter

A Loud boom and treating dozens of people to a dazzling light show, according to NASA.

The Fireball Created

Spied by onlookers around 8:03 a.m. CDT streaking above the Mississippi River, not far from the town of Alcorn, Mississippi.

The Blazing Meteor

Several sonic booms and vibrations that struck with the force of 3 tons of TNT, according to a NASA blog post.

The Meteor's Breakup Triggered

Said she spotted an "orange fireball the size of a basketball, with a white tail behind it,"

One Resident Of Vicksburg, Mississippi

A hunk of asteroid that was about 3.3 feet (1 meter) in diameter and weighed about 90 pounds (40 kilograms), according to NASA.

The Fireball Was Spwaned By

As it entered Earth's atmosphere, and then broke up into several smaller pieces before completely disintegrating over the swamps near Minorca, Louisiana, according to NASA.

It Was Travelling Around 55,000 Mph

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