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Video Extra: Meteor lights up Florida sky

Posted at 7:20 AM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 09:23:50-04

People across northern Florida were baffled shortly before midnight Saturday by a greenish-blue fireball that seemed to plummet from the sky.

The bright light was from a meteor, according to the National Weather Service. Its flash was caught on the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), a satellite that takes hundreds of images each second and maps the paths of lightning storms.