Did You See This Stunning Meteor Flash Across the East Texas Sky?
My son and his girlfriend were coming back to the house after making a dinner run Sunday night. They had come to the intersection of Business 59 and the South Loop 287 in Lufkin, and that's when they saw it. A bright meteor travelling from left to right lit up the night sky. Thankfully, they caught it on dashcam.
I was able to look through social media and I came across a group called Northeast Texas Storm Chasers. Throughout their comments were videos of this same meteor. From portions of Oklahoma to Sulphur Springs to Carthage and southward came reports and videos of the phenomenon. In fact, reports of a loud boom were reported across parts of the Texoma and northeast Texas area.
On the same Facebook page, there was an unconfirmed report that the remnants of the meteor may have made impact on the ground to the FM-551 area near Rockwell, Texas.
Apparently, more meteors may be coming. This is all part of the Capricornid Meteor Shower which started on July 3 and will run through August 15, with the peak rate of meteors happening around July 30. So, if you have a security camera at your home or business, or a dashcam on your vehicle, keep up to date with meteor sightings and then check to see if you have captured the event on your camera. Or just do the good 'ol organic way and head out to the country away from the lights of the city, put a blanket in the back of the pick up truck and then just look up to the night sky to see if you observe something amazing.