Meteorite seen throughout the southeast :: WRAL.com

Meteorite seen throughout the southeast :: WRAL.com

Meteorite seen throughout the southeast :: WRAL.com



By Deborah Strange, WRAL digital journalist

Raleigh, N.C. – A meteor was seen in parts of the southeast of Thursday morning.

The meteor crossed the sky around 6:50 a.m. about North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

People could see it if the clouds were not in the way, said meteorologist Kat Campbell.

A meteor is a fragment of debris from space that enters the Earth's atmosphere.

"You see it explode because of the pressure difference it suffers," Campbell said.

Campbell said that on Thursday the meteorite seemed to be slower than most meteors.

The American Meteor Society said that meteor activity increases during April as the Lyrid meteor shower is activated.

The peaks of the shower at the end of April.

"Technically, we do not have a meteor shower in the area, but at any moment you can get a little rain," said meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

Do not expect to find any part of the meteor on the ground, says NASA on its website. Because most meteors come from comets, which are fragile, some of them do not usually reach the Earth's soil. When they do, it is difficult to distinguish them from normal rocks.

People can report seeing the meteor on the American Meteor Society website.


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