Screenshot via American Meteor Society

Fireball — or bright meteor — spotted over Florida

An especially bright meteor known as a fireball was spotted over the sky Tuesday night in parts of Florida.

The nonprofit American Meteor Society received more than 55 reports of fireball sightings around 6:35 p.m. Fireballs are defined by NASA as any meteor that appears brighter than Venus in the night sky.

LINK: See video of the sightings

NASA has cameras set up to observe fireballs and collect data used to help spacecraft designers. Three of those cameras are in Florida.

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