What appeared to be a “ball of fire” shot across the sky near Oklahoma, causing quite a stir across the state tonight.
The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office says it was a meteor and likely hit near Poteau Mountain, Oklahoma.
Astronomer Steven Meeks says it was likely a meteor and since some people saw it burn a bit greenish — it probably contained copper. He also says it was probably no bigger than a pebble. According to affiliate KFSM, the meteor was also sighted in Greenwood, Jonesboro, Jackson, Miss., Biloxi, Miss., and the Florida Panhandle.