Mysterious Fireball Lights Up Texas Sky - Nov 7, 2012

A mysterious green flash seen streaking across the sky in Harris County early Friday morning was likely a meteor, officials said.

The streaking green glow was reportedly seen about 7 a.m. arching across the sky by people in Sugar Land, Tomball, Crosby, Shelton and dozens of other spots, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Some reports had the light being spotted as far north as Dallas.

Deputies said patrol units also reported seeing the flash and burst of green.

The eerie gleaming light was also reported by people in Austin, said Chris McKinney, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

McKinney said it is believed to have been a meteor and possibly part of the Geminids meteor shower which usually is visible this time of year in the area. The shower peaks about December 13 and this meteor may have be the opening act of that celestial event, McKinney said.

"At first guess," he said, "it's probably the beginnings of that shower."

Source: stephenhannardadguk

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