The American Meteor Society has received 67 reports from people in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico who witnessed the blue fireball, and 12 were caught on video. Several people reported hearing a boom that coincided with their meteor sighting.What is a fireball and what does it mean?
According to the society, a fireball is a meteor that illuminates the sky brighter than Venus, the brightest planet in our solar system. Of the reported sightings, 12 were caught on video and four via photos. One video from a Colorado home shows the fireball turning the night sky a bright blue.Did a fireball turn the night sky bright blue?
One video from a Colorado home shows the fireball turning the night sky a bright blue. Josh Ellis, a resident of Evergreen, less than 20 miles southwest of Denver, told CBS Denver the light was bright enough to charge his solar panels.Did you see a fireball bright as a Venus?
But these videos are clear as a night sky lit up by a meteor bright as the planet Venus, literally. Over 40 people reported the fireball sighting on Sunday morning, mainly in Colorado, but it was also seen in Wyoming and New Mexico. The American Meteor Society has received a dozen videos of the slighting.