Meteor seen flashing across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry sky Thursday morning

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If you saw an unusual, bright object streaking across the sky early Thursday morning, you were not alone. Shortly before 7 am, several WSAV viewers sent in reports of a mysterious glowing orb on their morning drive.

Video courtesy of Andrew @fanof242424.

The mystery object, as you may have guessed, was a meteor. These are not at all unusual. In fact, roughly 60 tons of space dust enter our atmosphere every day. Most of these particles are simply too small to be detected. The larger ones, like the one this morning, are often most visible late at night when most people are asleep. 

This morning, we had a combination of factors that caused this meteor to get so much attention. First, it was relatively large in size. Second, it made its pass across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry just before sunrise, giving it just enough extra illumination to really make it pop. WSAV viewer Andrew sent us this video of Thursday morning’s meteor.

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