Fireball spotted in the sky above Alabama as the annual Perseid meteor shower set to peak in days

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By Anna Edwards

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A huge fireball has been spotted whizzing past Earth, days before the annual Perseid meteor shower is set to light up the sky.

The sight promises to be spectacular, and American residents are already reporting sightings of a huge fireball.

Earth is just entering a stream of debris from Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower.

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The Perseid fireballs have been lighting up the sky in Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi

The Perseid fireballs have been lighting up the sky in Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi

Lighting up the sky: Star gazers called it one of the most beautiful sights they had ever seen

Lighting up the sky: Star gazers called it one of the most beautiful sights they had ever seen

The fireball heralds one of the most stunning meteor showers of the year, NASA says

The fireball heralds one of the most stunning meteor showers of the year, NASA says

But the comet’s fireballs are already making an appearance, Space Weather reported.

Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, has been seeing Perseid fireballs since July 30, 2013,EarthSky.org reported.

And now star-gazers in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi have reported seeing a fireball light up the sky last night.

An observer called ‘Carole H’ from Franklin, Tennessee, posted on the American Meteor Society website said: ‘I happened to look up and saw it flying by. It was amazing to see.’

Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, has been seeing Perseid fireballs since July 30, 2013

Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, has been seeing Perseid fireballs since July 30, 2013

 

The Perseid meteor shower is due to peak between August 11 and 14 this year

The Perseid meteor shower is due to peak between August 11 and 14 this year

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  1. This is the second posting about fireballs I read tonight. The first was by a local meteorologist on Facebook. (https://www.facebook.com/#!/howardmangeswbng?hc_location=stream)
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