Did the Eta Aquarid meteor shower male a late appearance in Texas? Astronomers prepared star gazers to witness falling stars May 5th through the 6th, but according to Lunar Meteorite Hunters, it was on the 7th that a giant fireball flashed over West Texas. Which is strange, considering this is the second time in recent weeks that sightings of meteors have occurred on slightly different days than astronomers predicted.
Check out the screenshots and video of the West Texas fireball, which was captured by a NASA sky cam:
Start location at 30.855 N, 104.405 W at an altitude of 106 km
And compare that to sky cam footage from South Turkey from around the 6th of May:
Were you lucky enough to spot this fireball? Do you have photos or videos or accounts to share? Please do!
Got ideas on why meteors are showing up ahead or behind schedule in Texas? Think this was a UFO and not a meteor at all? Share your thoughts in the comments or on the Facebook page.