Daytime fireball strikes over St. Louis, Missouri (video) – Loud boom reported


A bright daytime fireball streak across the sky over St. Louis, Missouri on June 6, 2016.

Some reported hearing a sonic boom as the meteor disintegrated in the Earth’s atmosphere.

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The bolide flew over the St. Louis area about 11:40 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2016.

The space rock was described as a flash that fell from the sky and disappeared a couple hundred feet above the horizon.

This video by Tom Stolze was recorded in O’Fallon, Mo.:

The American Meteor Society website was flooded by as many as 154 reports of a fireball seen over Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas and Kentucky at the exact same time.

This very bright fireball exploded in a bright terminal flash, often with visible fragmentation.

The next video by Dan Robinson was caught over New Baden, Illinois on the east side of the STL metro:

As this bolide was seen during daytime, specialists believe it must have been huge and thus very rare.

Did you seeit? Did you hear it?

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