As it entered Earth's atmosphere, people witnessing the event filmed the hunk of space rock as it streaked across the sky and shattered into pieces.
This might be the most recent fireball to enter the atmosphere, but it's certainly not the first.
Here are five incredible fireballs caught on video:
The video of the fragment shooting across the sky was recorded by a NASA camera in Cartersville, GA on May 20, 2011.
The piece of ice and rock disintegrated 37 miles (59.5 km) above the surface of the Earth.
The fireball wasn't caught on video by observatory cameras, however. Instead, the security cameras responsible for keeping an eye on the observatory itself caught the streaking meteor on film.
Emfinger captured one particularly bright fireball as it streaked across the sky in Arkansas.
The Quadrantid meteor shower happens yearly when the Earth passes through a trail of dust and debris left behind from a comet or asteroid. Usually the specks of dust are too small to create fireballs, but occasionally one larger piece makes it into the atmosphere, sometimes creating a brilliant light show.
The video was caught in February of last year when there were multiple sightings of the slow moving space rocks throughout the month. Some of the meteors made it as far as 31 miles (50 km) above Earth's surface.