Reports last night and early this morning are coming into our newsroom about folks seeing a fireball in the sky.

According to the American Meteor Society, a fireball is another term for a bright meteor, generally brighter than magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus, as seen in the morning or evening sky. A bolide, however, is a special type of fireball which explodes in a bright terminal flash at its end, often with visible fragmentation.

The American Meteor Society as of Froday at 10:00am EDT, shows 16 reports from the Tennessee Valley including 2 in Chattanooga, 1 in Red Bank, and 1 in Ooltewah.

These reports are still pending, and waiting on approval from the American Meteor Society. Once these reports are approved, they will be associated with a specific fireball.

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If you have a report you want to send to the American Meteor Society, you can send it here