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.
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.