Bright Fireball Burns Across Alabama Sky

A blazing meteor burned through the Alabama sky on Wednesday, December 4, with the National Weather Service in Birmingham grabbing this footage on its skycam.

The service said it received multiple reports of a “vivid and long-lasting meteor/fireball” from around 7:25 pm.

Dr Bill Cooke, from NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, told WHNT the orbit and brightness indicated that the meteor was caused by a fragment of an asteroid about four inches in diameter and weighing approximately three pounds.

The annual Geminid meteor shower will peak in the skies over the US on December 14. Credit: National Weather Service Birmingham via Storyful