NASA confirms fireball scattered across multiple states this week 2022-04-30 14:33:01


Authorities confirmed this week that a large fireball made its way across the skies of multiple states, a sight said to have also been accompanied by loud thunderous noises.

Up to dozens of people reported seeing a fireball in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana on Wednesday, with many reporting an accompanying explosive noise.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reported shortly after the accident that NASA had confirmed the presence of a fireball in the sky over the states.

“After multiple reports of a loud noise this morning across part of our state, MEMA confirmed with NASA that it was a fireball that caused the noise,” the agency stated via Twitter.

“There were no reports of injuries or property damage,” she said, adding, “We were told that the meteorite was parallel to the Mississippi River.”

At least one resident captured what appeared to be shots of the fireball:

said Bill Cook, chief of NASA’s Office of Meteorite Environments at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. , told The Independent that it was “unusual…the lack of eyewitness reports we have given of the sky has been so clear”.

“More people have seen it,” he said.