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You gotta see this: Blue fireball lights up Texas sky

A bright ball of fire streaks across the sky near Austin, Texas, on Nov. 15, 2018.
A bright ball of fire streaks across the sky near Austin, Texas, on Nov. 15, 2018. (KXAN/Helge Alsguth)

HOUSTON – A ball of bright light that streaked across the sky Thursday night startled some in the Austin area.

Videos KXAN-TV, the NBC affiliate in Austin, shared with KPRC2 showed a bluish-green ball of fire fly across the sky and light up the ground below. Some people even reported a booming sound when they noticed it.

Some people in the Houston area even reported seeing the bright flash about 9:25 p.m., according to the Texas Storm Chasers Facebook page.

Most believe it was a meteor. That is when a space rock burns up and breaks apart as it enters the earth’s atmosphere.

The Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak this weekend, according to CNN.

So, did you see it? If you were able to snap a picture or record a video of it, email it to share@click2houston.com or upload it at Share.Click2Houston.com. You can also share it with us via Facebook or Twitter.


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