Bright meteor flies over NM

Updated: 03/06/2014 2:53 PM | Created: 03/06/2014 12:55 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

Some lucky New Mexico stargazers spotted a bright fireball in the sky just after midnight on Thursday.

Initial reports of the meteor sighting were posted on the blog, Lunar Meteorite Hunters.

A KOB Eyewitness News 4 viewer submitted video captured on the All Sky Camera located near San Francisco and Wyoming in Albuquerque.

In less than five seconds, the fireball lights up the sky and disappears.

Sandia National Laboratories confirmed this meteor is considered a "fireball" since it burned brighter than Venus in the sky.

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Photo: Viewer submitted: Joe

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