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Meteor illuminates Texas night sky in stunning video


Southern Texas was treated to a stunning cosmic show Thursday night when a meteor lit up the sky, video shows.

Footage captured by a Brownsville meteorologist shows the fireball streak through the night sky before it appears to burn out in one last giant flash.

The shooting star was a part of the Leonid meteor shower, according to the Brownsville National Weather Service.

The celestial show happens each November when the planet orbits into a “stream of small icy debris left behind by comet Tempel-Tuttle as it moves about the sun,” NASA explained.

The NWS said on Twitter no damage was reported and the meteor likely burned up in the atmosphere.

Earlier this month, stargazers in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey were treated to their own “fireball event.”

A still from a video shows a meteor in Texas.
A still from a video shows a meteor in Texas.Rocio Cuellar via Storyful

Other anticipated meteor showers this year include the Geminids and Ursids — both expected in December.



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