A camera captured the incredible moment when a meteor illuminated the sky above the legendary Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
Meteor recordings were taken with an EarthCam camera looking at the Gateway Arch from the other end of the Mississippi.
FOX 2 News St. Louis reports that a number of viewers called the station around 8:50 pm. Local time Monday after a loud bang and watching a bright blue light in the western metropolitan area of St. Louis.
WATCH STUNNING METEOR LIGHT UP THE NIGHT SKY IN AUSTRALIA
The Meteor is, according to Glenn Zimmermann, Chief Meteorologist of FOX 2, probably from the annual meteor shower.
The American Meteor Society said it received 1
Meteorologist Dakota Smith also tweeted satellite imagery of the meteor that showed a light blue flash over St. Louis.
METEOR FOR LIGHT LIGHT, CLEANING WITH MICHIGAN
A small piece of an asteroid or comet is also known as a meteorite. When it enters the Earth's atmosphere, it becomes a meteor or fireball or shooting star. The valuable rocks for collectors are meteorites.
Last year, a meteor hit the headlines when it shot across the sky in Michigan. The blazing fireball made meteorite hunters search for fragments of the rare space rock.
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