NASA cameras caught a view which show how a bright meteor lit up the night sky above Atlanta on August 28. The meteor streaked over Atlanta, Georgia, and its surrounding cities at the mind-blowing speed of about 52,800 mph (84,970 kph). NASA’s network of all-sky cameras caught several views of the shooting star from different cities, including a video recorded from Cartersville, Georgia, though it was difficult to pinpoint the meteor’s core. According to NASA meteor scientist Bill Cooke,the meteor was too bright for the all-sky camera in Cartersville,Georgia, to accurately determine the center of light, so manual analysis will be required to determine a more accurate end point.
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The meteor was streaking over the Atlanta suburb of Duluth at an altitude of about 65 miles (105 kilometers) when it was first spotted, and fizzled out at a point about 26 miles (42 km) between the towns of Stockbridge and McDonough.