Florida Skywatchers Catch Glimpse of Bright Green Fireball
Tallahassee resident Jania Kadar, who was in her backyard when the meteor fell, was among those who witnessed the event. "It was like someone turned on the stadium lights," Kadar told the Tallahassee Democrat. "I look up and there is this bluish-green flash. It almost looks like daylight."
If it seems like there are more and more meteor sightings these days, it's because technically speaking, there are. That does not mean, however, that there are more meteors entering our atmosphere. According to CNN meteorologist Haley Brink, "meteors coming into the Earth's atmosphere happen fairly often but we don't always get to see them. Nowadays we have so many satellites in space and cameras on the ground that these events are becoming more and more visible to the general public."
CNN also reported that the National Weather Service had received "unconfirmed reports" that the meteor landed somewhere in Perry, Florida. Had it been of any notable size, the only reports would be of Florida suddenly ceasing to exist: a gentle reminder that neither NASA nor any other agency has any strategy to defend Earth against Death by Asteroid.
DID YOU SEE IT? Late on Saturday night, residents across Florida saw a giant, green light fall through the sky. This was actually a meteor, the National Weather Service confirmed.— Fox 35 News (@Fox35News) March 31, 2019
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Did you see it? A meteor was caught on GOES Lightning Mapper (GLM) around 3:52Z or 11:52 PM ET! pic.twitter.com/6FnUCN83EJ— NWS Tallahassee (@NWSTallahassee) March 31, 2019