- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - NASA officials say a fireball flew across Alabama skies.

Multiple media outlets report dozens of Alabamians took to social media to report that they saw a green, flashing light fly through the sky Thursday evening. NASA astronomer Bill Cooke says the light was a fireball, or an extremely bright meteor. He says NASA is continuing to analyze the event.

Cooke says from its brightness, it’s estimated this piece of an asteroid weighed at least 150 pounds and was more than 16 inches in diameter.

NASA tracks fireballs and other meteoroid activity around the world from its Meteoroid Environment Office in Huntsville. Stationary cameras are scattered throughout the South to film meteor activity as it occurs live. Most fireballs are recorded and later released on video.

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