Fireball spotted over southern Mississippi, NASA confirms – FOX13 News Memphis

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Mississippi – A meteor streaked across the sky in southern Mississippi early Wednesday morning, paralleling the Mississippi River.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) officials have confirmed reports of a fireball accompanied by a loud noise over Claiborne County.

MEMA said NASA confirmed it was the fireball that caused the noise.

There were no injuries or property damage reported.

Claiborne County Emergency Management in Mississippi shared the following message on Facebook:

Citizens of County Claiborne, local officials are aware of the loud noise that was heard across the county. The Grand Gulf Nuclear Generating Station was not involved in this event and the site is secure. Local and state authorities are investigating and confirming the information received. There is no threat to the county and no action needs to be taken.

According to the Vicksburg Posta Vicksburg woman said she was standing outside when she heard a loud noise, she looked up to see “a basketball-sized orange ball of fire, with a tail white behind” heading west on a downward course toward the Mississippi River.

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