A bright fireball occurred at 8:18 pm CST, Nov. 20, just southwest of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and was detected by NASA All Sky Cameras. The fireball traveled at 67,000 miles per hour and appears to have broken apart at an altitude of 27 miles. It was as bright as the full moon, about 14 inches in diameter and weighed about 120 pounds.
The fireball was not part of the Leonid meteor shower. At this time, we do not believe any meteorites were produced.
This morning there are over 60 eyewitness reports on the American Meteor Society website.