Reports are arriving to the American Meteor Society of a brilliant fireball occurring near 9:36am Central Standard Time (15:35 UT) on November 3, 2014. So far, reports have arrived from the states of Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Arkansas stating that the fireball was of short duration. Individual reports may be seen at: Report #2907 for 2014. More details will be provided as information arrives.
If you saw this fireball, please report it.
Daylight meteors are rare as they need to be exceedingly bright in order to be seen against the sunlit sky. They must be as bright as the quarter moon (magnitude -8) to be distinctly seen against the bright sky. But as the moon is easily seen during the day, if one is facing in the right direction at the right time under clear skies then fireballs can also be detected during the day. During the day fireballs usually appear as a brilliant white speck with a tail. The brightest ones will also exhibit other colors. They usually last for only a matter of seconds before they disintegrate high in the atmosphere. If the fireball creates a sonic boom (usually heard a minute or two after it was seen) then the object survived into the lower atmosphere and fragments may have fallen upon the ground or water.