NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The FAA has confirmed a meteor likely passed across the sky of the Southwest United States Wednesday night, with many people in the Dallas/Fort Worth area hearing and feeling the sonic boom.
The meteor, which was reported from everywhere from San Antonio to Oklahoma City, was spotted around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Kevin Palivec, a former television photographer in the Abilene area captured video of the meteor on two remote cameras 60 miles apart. Images from the cameras show a bright streak passing overhead.
The meteor was bright green, and moved from the southwest to the northeast.
Many people in North Texas reported feeling vibrations as the meteor passed.
The FAA’s Lynn Lunsford told KRLD’s Curt Lewis they received multiple reports from across the region:
CBS 11 Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry explained on Wednesday night’s newscast that the meteor has been identified as a ‘electrophonic’ meteor, one that can be heard as it burns up. He says these type of meteors have been known to give off radio waves.
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