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Did you see it? Fireball falls over Southeast Georgia Sunday night, NASA confirms

DID YOU SEE IT?☄️ NASA confirms a meteor was spotted over southeast Georgia last night. Glenn S. shared this video with News4Jax. His backyard camera caught the falling fireball in Kingsland, Georgia. NASA says the meteor appeared and moved northwest at 45,000 miles an hour. It burned up in the southeast corner of Toombs County.
DID YOU SEE IT?☄️ NASA confirms a meteor was spotted over southeast Georgia last night. Glenn S. shared this video with News4Jax. His backyard camera caught the falling fireball in Kingsland, Georgia. NASA says the meteor appeared and moved northwest at 45,000 miles an hour. It burned up in the southeast corner of Toombs County.

TOOMBS COUNTY, Ga. – A meteor was spotted falling over southeast Georgia Sunday night, just past 10 p.m., NASA confirmed.

The fireball was also detected -- at extreme range -- by NASA meteor cameras in north Georgia, North Carolina and Florida.

NASA said the fireball appeared and moved northwest at 45,000 miles an hour. Glenn Savage sent a video to News4Jax that he captured on his backyard camera. It shows the meteor streak across the sky.

It burned up about 23 miles above Sanders Road near Providence Missionary Baptist Church, in the southeast corner of Toombs County.

“At its peak, the meteor’s brightness rivaled that of the Full Moon, which indicates it was caused by an asteroid fragment about 8 inches in diameter with a weight of 20 pounds,” NASA said.

The fireball was also seen from space.


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Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.