ST. LOUIS – Did you see a bright flash or hear a loud boom Monday night?
Around 8:50 p.m. the Fox 2 phones lit up as viewers call about hearing a loud boom or seeing a bright flash of blue light in the western St. Louis Metro area. Viewers reported sightings from St. Peters, O’Fallon Missouri, and St. Louis County.
Meteorologist Glenn Zimmerman says it was most likely a meteor from the Taurid Meteor Shower burning up as it entered Earth’s atmosphere.
See an image of the meteor from space here:
Meteor outside of St. Louis showed up on satellite imagery.
This product normally detects lightning. pic.twitter.com/4qhQg2Z3qC
— Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) November 12, 2019
Did you see the meteor over Missouri last night?
It was caught on camera and bright enough to be captured by a satellite imagery tool used to detect lightning. pic.twitter.com/9eOAWgCXgB
— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) November 12, 2019