Doorbell camera captures fireball flashing through the sky in Missouri

Incredible footage captured on a doorbell camera shows a fireball flashing through the night sky in Missouri.

Paul Simpson, a resident of Peculiar, just south of Kansas City, told News 4 that his doorbell camera caught the fireball at 9:39 p.m. EDT.

The American Meteor Society says that it has received over 200 reports of a fireball seen over Missouri on Monday around 9:40 p.m. EDT. “The fireball was seen primarily from Missouri but was also seen from Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Nebraska,” it said.

METEORITE HUNTERS FIND FIRST PIECES OF THE MICHIGAN FIREBALL

In June an asteroid turned into a blazing fireball as it disintegrated over southern Africa, just hours after it was first spotted.

Earlier this year, a meteor made headlines when it flashed across the sky in Michigan. The blazing fireball sent meteorite hunters scrambling to find fragments of the rare space rock.

In December 2017 a police dashboard camera captured incredible footage of a fireball streaking across the sky in New Jersey.

AN ASTEROID TURNED INTO A BLAZING FIREBALL OVER AFRICA LAST WEEKEND

In 2016 a police dashboard camera in Portland, Maine recorded footage of a huge fireball dropping from the sky.

A small chunk of an asteroid or comet is known as a meteoroid. When it enters Earth's atmosphere, it becomes a meteor or fireball or shooting star. The pieces of rock that hit the ground, valuable to collectors, are meteorites.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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