Yesterday morning when we asked “What the Shit is This Stuff Falling From the Sky?,” we did not know that we’d be asking the same question later in the day, but with more curse words.
St. Louis got an extraordinary light show last night when a particularly large screaming meteor streaked across our night sky.
It came out of nowhere and lit up the St. Louis area bringing a thunderous “boom” along with it at about 8:55 p.m last night. The clear skies after the snow storm yesterday offered great viewing conditions to catch sight of this fireball from the Northern Taurid meteor shower.
Meteors occur when Earth passes through cosmic debris left behind by asteroids and comets. Pretty cool, huh? You can check out the Meteor Shower Calendar at the American Meteor Society if you’re hoping to catch another one in the future.
Go ahead and make another wish as you watch the videos below.
SHOOTING STAR: A meteor lit up the night sky across the St. Louis, Missouri metro area Monday during the height of the Northern Taurids shower. 🌠 pic.twitter.com/KcQTXnjQme— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 12, 2019
I thought my sister fell in the shower, but apparently it was a meteor crashing into HWY N and hopewell pic.twitter.com/vnOFVeKuEc— Claudia Wallace (@claudiaxwallace) November 12, 2019
In case y’all were wondering about stl today: it was 68° yesterday, rained all night, sleeted this morning, snowed enough to close schools for today and tomorrow, iced up even worse, THEN to be EXTRA extra, we had a huge meteor light up the sky (as if the weather wasn’t enough🤷🏼♀️) pic.twitter.com/1vPepCsLpx— miss nyss🧡🍁🍂 (@spasticsparkles) November 12, 2019
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