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VIDEO: Fireball outshines moon

Posted at 7:03 AM, Sep 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-05 07:06:35-04

(WTVR) – A NASA camera captured video of a fireball outshining the moon, according to a report on The video was shot Aug. 28 in Alabama.

The fireball, according to NASA, was a 100-pound asteroid.

“Recorded by all six NASA cameras in the Southeast, this fireball was one of the brightest observed by the network in 5 years of operations,” NASA’s Bill Cooke wrote in a blog post. “From Chickamauga, Georgia, the meteor was 20 times brighter than the full moon; shadows were cast on the ground as far south as Cartersville.”