Camera catches meteor lighting up Missouri sky


Most sightings were reported in Missouri, but people in Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Nevada, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wisconsin have also registered sightings with the scientific society.

In his video, cameras were aimed at the city's famous Gateway Arch when the meteor zooms across the left side of the screen and illuminates the stainless steel structure. Cameras around St. Louis caught sight of a blazing fireball streaking across the sky.

It emanated from the Northern Taurid meteor shower, which is known for brighter-than-usual fireballs. "I thought it was an natural disaster", wrote Dorothy S. from Wentzville, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.

"We're talking really tiny pieces of rock or debris, maybe even as small as a piece of dust, that burn up and get super heated in the earth's atmosphere as we move through space", said Snyder, who spoke Tuesday on St. Louis On The Air.

A glowing meteor streaked across the sky over St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday night, according to local news outlets. Many meteors exceed that velocity, Snyder said.

It's not likely that the meteor last night made a significant impact on earth, Snyder added.

It happened at 8:51 p.m. CST on Monday night.

A meteor was spotted flying through the night sky near St Louis, Missouri, during one of the peak nights of the Northern Taurids meteor shower on November 11, according to reports.