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Meteor Streaks On The Southeastern Sky Of Georgia, Carolinas, Alabama

A vivid meteor lit up the morning sky earlier this week, with sightings informed to the Carolinas from Alabama. The American Meteor Society got data from 500 individuals in 8 states of a bright and slow fireball this morning. Most of the details came from South and North Carolina but residents in Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee also claimed that they witnessed the morning meteor.

As per the local media, the trajectory of meteor was to east from west, concluding its flight in North Carolina at Ivanhoe. Meteors are debris of space rocks that get into the atmosphere of the Earth, where they create a streak of light after burning up. The uptick in meteors arrives before the Lyrid Meteor Shower, which is geared to happen this month. The newest meteor follows after various latest reports of fireballs in the southern part.

On a related note, it seems like a meteor just busted over the continental US. On the basis of video going viral on the Internet, it seems to have been arrived above Florida. Shortly after it came into view, the existence of meteor was verified by a scientific organization, but may be not the one you would hope for: the National Weather Service.

Almost 60 Tons of space debris—originating from comets, meteors, and similar things—falls to our plant every day, but as it is so common you would have to be indescribably wary and very fortuitous to notice. Meteors of all sizes and shapes at a fair tick get into our atmosphere, but due to the significantly compressed air and fabulous friction that builds up before them, most of them do not make it to the land and turn into actual meteorites. Their explosion, on the other hand, indicates that unlike all that interplanetary debris, we can see meteors if they drop in the correct place.

By Charles Gonzalez

Scientific knowledge and creative writing skills are the two main features in Charles that has pushed himself towards the writing profession as the strong career option. After attaining graduation degree in Astronomical Science, he joined the News Portal as a content editor for science division. He has already gone through major science-related journals and in the spare time, he grabs more and more information about the happenings in the space.

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