Authorities received numerous reports of “fireballs” zooming through the sky over Miami on Sunday night, and at least one of them was caught on tape by an amateur videographer.
The source of the lights: officials say they were likely meteors, albeit smaller than the major meteor event filmed over Russia on Friday that left hundreds injured from shattered glass resulting from a shockwave in the atmosphere.
The video of a meteor over Miami was shot by Amanda Mayer, according to NBC Miami. She was filming a flicking light near her apartment when a fireball suddenly streaked across the sky.
Mike Hankey, operations manager for the American Meteor Society, told NBC Miami that the space rock was “traveling from north to south over the east coast of Florida.” He added that anyone who saw a meteor on Sunday night “should feel lucky.”
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