A meteor lit up the sky over St. Louis, Missouri, yesterday evening. Some were lucky enough to capture it on camera.
Several locals reported seeing a flash in the sky over the city and hearing a loud boom. STL County scanner confirmed that it was indeed a meteor and that it landed in the St. Charles County area.
Many between Troy and St. Peters witnessed the event and some filmed it.
Tweeter David Vergel caught the moment on his EarthCam camera.
— David Vergel (@DavidVergel97) November 12, 2019
Another tweeter, Tom Stolze, also managed to get footage of it flying through the sky.
— Tom Stolze (@ofallonweather) November 12, 2019
Others caught the moment on their doorbell cameras.
— Brian Sirimaturos (@LuxePhotoSTL) November 12, 2019
Omg this is so crazy! ✨💫
Meteor falls from the sky in Lake St. Louis
Courtesy: Alyce Bava pic.twitter.com/1boaI5GTVC
— Jeanie Smith (@JeanieSmithKSDK) November 12, 2019
I thought my sister fell in the shower, but apparently it was a meteor crashing into HWY N and hopewell pic.twitter.com/vnOFVeKuEc
— Claudia Wallace (@claudiaxwallace) November 12, 2019
— Cindy Parres (@CindyParres) November 12, 2019
— Alan W. Black (@AlanGeog) November 12, 2019
Meteors can travel at over 100,000mph. They typically occur at altitudes from 76 to 100 km.