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Fireball Photos! Baseball-Size Meteor Lights Up Southern Skies

Sept. 9, 2013 Meteor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

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A NASA all-sky camera at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., captured this view of a bright fireball at 8:18 PM Central Time on Sept. 9, 2013.

Sept. 9, 2013 Meteor: James Smith Planetarium

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The Sept. 9, 2013 meteor and fireball was also captured by NASA’s all-sky camera at the James Smith Planetarium near Chickamauga, Georgia. The fireball was spotted at 8:18 PM Central Time.

Sept. 9, 2013 Meteor: Tellus Science Museum

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The Tellus Science Museum all-sky camera in Cartersville Georgia, captured this view of the bright meteor and fireball of Sept. 9, 2013 at 8:18 p.m. Central Time.

Sept. 9, 2013 Meteor: North Georgia College Observatory

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The North Georgia College Observatory near Dahlonega, Georgia, captured this view of the bright meteor and fireball of Sept. 9, 2013 at 8:18 p.m. Central Time.

Sept. 9, 2013 Meteor: Color View

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A NASA all-sky camera captures a dazzling meteor fireball on Sept. 9, 2013 that streaked over parts of Alabama and Georgia. The meteor was caused by a baseball-size meteor fragment.

Sept. 9, 2013 Meteor Path

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This Google Earth map shows the path of the bright meteor that lit up the night sky over parts of Alabama and Georgia on Sept. 9, 2013. NASA all-sky cameras across the region captured views of the event.

Sept. 9, 2013 Meteor Orbit

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This NASA graphic shows the estimated orbit of the space rock that created the meteor fireball of Sept. 9, 2013, a baseball-size meteor fragment that lit up the night sky over parts of Alabama and Georgia.

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