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Great ball of fire: tons of pictures on that heavenly projectile

Posted at 7:01 PM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 21:01:04-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – Early Thursday night, a fireball streaked across the night sky and was not just seen but caught on camera by people throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

According to experts over at the American Meteor Society (AMS), the heavenly projectile was travelling from “East to West and ended its flight South-West of Montrose.”

The AMS believes, based on their first analysis, that the heavenly projectile was a accurately recognized and named by those witnessing it. “A fireball is another term for a bright meteor.”

Apparently thousands of meteors fall into our planet’s atmosphere on a daily basis but only a few are able to be seen.

On Friday our team cataloged a LARGE number of the photos sent to us by viewers and have organized them for your viewing pleasure!