Is it a meteor, or…? US social media explodes after huge blast is heard in four states
Residents of four US states – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee – have anxiously reported a loud blast. Their first suggestion was a meteor, but more frightening versions followed.
Some said, though, that they saw the actual meteor, and in some pictures, one can see a bright flash of light in the sky.
@MyGlendale About 20 min ago, heard an explosion, now this? and helicopters...what's going on? pic.twitter.com/hN0bFcm3BU— Amanda Green (@GreenstheWord) 20 ноября 2015
#APOD: #Leonids and Friends (2015 Nov 20) © : Malcolm Park https://t.co/D9Vj4oh8ZK #meteor#meteoritos#spacepic.twitter.com/bWP9muFKpK— Milky way scientists (@MilkyWay_Earth) 20 ноября 2015
@MarcWeinbergWX any idea what that loud boom and shaking was in the PRP area?— Brandon Able (@BigTicketAbles) November 20, 2015
Other posted to Twitter that their saw “huge burst of light coming down,” and it looked like “100 feet off the highway, not 100 miles.”
Am I the only one who saw something fall from space in the last ten minutes? #DFW#Meteor#Aliens? #FallingDebris— Chels (@Chelseysays) 20 ноября 2015
NASA camera near Huntsville, AL picked up the fireball #meteor in the #WLKY area on their network. Details to come. pic.twitter.com/ySls2xMP2O— Matt Milosevich (@WLKYMatt) 20 ноября 2015
.@Michael4Biz friends in vicinity heard loud explosion- impact? I hope everyone is OK #meteor#Indiana— Angie Renae (@AngieHopperton) 20 ноября 2015
Anyone see that bright #fireball at 10:45 pm tonight? It looked like a blue meteor streaking below the Moon.— Dean Regas (@DeanRegas) November 20, 2015
HUGE #fireball in Charleston WV area. Looking due W from NWS office, b/t Moon and horiz, 10:45 PM. Broke into several small pieces. #WVwx— Michael Charnick (@charnick_wx) November 20, 2015