Deep South Fireball

At 8:26:38 PM September 23, 2014, a 2 inch piece of an asteroid entered the atmosphere above the town of Lutts in southern Tennessee.

Moving almost due west at a speed of 46,300 miles per hour, it traveled some 52 miles before burning up 25 miles above the Tennessee farmland.

At its peak, the fireball was about twice as bright as the planet Venus, and was seen by many in north Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Video from a NASA camera in Huntsville, Alabama… video from Bill Cooke of the Marshall Space Flight Center.