Fireball 10x Brighter Than The Moon Streaks Over Mississippi

A fireball 10 times brighter than the moon streaked across the skies over Arkansas, Louisiana and Misssippi early Wednesday (April 27)

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

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

The Meteor's Breakup Triggered Several sonic booms and vibrations that struck with the force of 3 tons of TNT, according to a NASA blog post

One Resident Of Vicksburg, Mississippi Said she spotted an "orange fireball the size of a basketball, with a white tail behind it

It Was Traveling At 55,000 Mph 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

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