The Taurus meteor shower has returned to Earth, bringing bright fire meteors to the night sky in Missouri on Monday night, local time, foreign media CNET reported. Cameras around St. Louis captured footage of burning fireballs across the sky.
The American Meteor Society (AMS) says it has received more than 120 reports of fireballs, also seen in Indiana, Illinois, Texas and other nearby states. AMS released a clip of the video, which included some of the best footage of the fireball, including a fire light that lit up the sky near the landmark St. Louis Arch.
Missouri Weather Observer Tom Stolze shared a particularly vivid view of the fireball on Twitter.
Some witnesses also reported hearing loud bangs. Dorothy S., from the St. Louis suburb, said: “We heard a loud bang and our whole house shook a little. I think it was an earthquake. “
The Taurus meteor shower, triggered by the comet’s wreckage, will remain active until early December, but it has already been great.