The weather in Northeast America hit the atmosphere which some have described as the most ‘amazing’ testimony had had fireballs seen in Indiana, Illinois and Iowa, as well as six other states, including the Canadian city of Toronto, showing how bright the meteor was.
The camera landed on the scene, showing a huge blue flow across the night sky.
Hundreds of people went to the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) to watch the scene, fearing a nuclear strike.
Kim told IMO: “The most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.”
Adam said: “It was so early, I was honestly waiting in the middle of the road for the explosion to arrive. I thought it was a nuclear strike!”
Mizan added: “I can’t believe what I saw. It seemed like a fireworks display for a fraction of a second for the fourth day of July. It’s really great.”
Miles said: “It was so beautiful! I pulled out my back door and saw the flash.
“Even though it was a fireworks, it was too much and too obvious either
Fireballs are a huge amount of harmful phenomena that are usually a space rock when a meteorite of any size hits the atmosphere.
These rocks revolve in space without wind resistance, so as soon as they face the atmosphere, the air falls into its pores, separating them one by one, and causing a bright explosion.
The IMO said: “Fireballs are meteors that look brighter than normal.
“The speed at which they hit the Earth’s atmosphere, pieces larger than a millimeter have the ability to create a bright flash as they flow through the sky above.
“These are the bright meteors we call fireballs and they often express fear and surprise for their witnesses.”
Sometimes, however, a large rock travels around the earth – as evidenced by the Chelyabinsk meteor shower.
In 2013, a 20-meter-high rock above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk struck the Earth’s atmosphere, causing an explosion that shattered windows across the city and injured more than a thousand people.