Security Camera Captures Massive Fireball Flashing Over Rapid City, South Dakota

A large fireball was seen flashing brightly over Rapid City, South Dakota, in video recorded on November 2.

Footage recorded by Jesse J Parker’s security camera around 1:30 am shows the fireball streak through the night sky before flashing brightly and disappearing, leaving behind a dissipating trail.

The American Meteor Society reported that they “received 8 reports about a fireball seen over MT, ND, SD, and WY on Wednesday, November 2.” According to their website, “several thousand meteors of fireball magnitude occur in the Earth’s atmosphere each day,” but a majority go unnoticed. Credit: Jesse J Parker via Storyful

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