The American Meteor Society was flooded with 30 reports of a bright and long lasting fireball racing across the Colorado night sky at around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 18th. Fortunately, for those who don’t live in Colorado, or those who do but didn’t see it, two videos have been posted documenting the event. One video, which appears to be from a private home’s security system, caught the entirety of the meteors route through the camera’s field of view.
“It’s what we call a fireball, a meteor that is larger and brighter than normal. This is the time of year when fireballs happen quite often. They’re typically high in the sky in February and March, and into April.” – Robert Lunsford with the American Meteor Society