Over 500 fireball reports from 8 states
The AMS has received over 500 reports so far about of a fireball event seen above Missouri on August 27th, 2018 around 8:40pm CDT (August 28th 01:40 Universal Time). The fireball was seen primarily from Missouri but was also seen from Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Nebraska.
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The event has been caught on an AMS Camera operated by Dana &s; Keith Jenkerson from South of Kansas city. As you can see below, the velocity of the object was pretty low and we can clearly see a fragmentation (which means that despite its shallow angle, the meteoroid actually went through the Earth atmosphere).
Other videos of the event have been shared with AMS:
Captured and shared by D. Bush from Albany, MO – Report #147988 (3262hq-2018)
Captured by P. Simpson from Peculiar, Missouri