Flash Of Light Seen Across Southern U.S. Was Likely Meteor
People across the southeastern United States saw an emerald ball of fire cross the sky, last night.
Tulsa's KOTV has security video of the flashes of light:
The flash of light was seen from Oklahoma to Florida, according to the AP. Little Rock's KTHV said the Sebastian County Sheriff's office in Arkansas said the the light was likely caused by a meteor and "likely hit near Poteau Mountain."
We contacted amateur astronomer Steven Meeks who writes an astronomy blog on todaysthv.com; he says it was likely a meteor and since some people saw it burn a bit greenish -- it probably contained copper.
He also says it was probably no bigger than a pebble.
The Weather Space has a picture it purports to be of the meteor. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.