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Meteor captured on camera that stretches over skies in central Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) – Texas is all about shining "big and bright" after revealing a meteor that stretched across the…

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) –

Texas is all about shining “big and bright” after revealing a meteor that stretched across the sky on Thursday night.

In the Killeen area, video from Christopher Cato

Others in Central Texas said they heard a tall tree.

A woman in Hempstead told the ABC13 meteorologist Travis Herzog that she discovered the blue flash that flourished in a turquoise jewelton as it raced across the night sky.

Seer Mary Ann Miron reported that she saw something unusual exploding in the sky around 9:30 west of highway 6 on FM 1736.

“A giant ball like a meteorite changed the color rainbow spectrum until it became a beautiful turquoise,” said Miron. “I’ve seen shooting stars, but it was huge and colorful!”

NASA defines a meteor as a piece of stone breaking off from an asteroid that circles the sun. It burns when it comes into the earth’s atmosphere.

If a part of the mountain survives the journey through the atmosphere and hits the surface of the earth it becomes a meteorite.

Leonid meteor shower happened this weekend but Travis says it’s not possible to know if this meteor was part of it.

Did you get the meteor that burns over the sky on Thursday?

If so, you can report fireballs here to the American Meteor Society.

Several reports have already been archived on the site from people in Sealy, Katy and Houston.

You can also share photos with ABC1

3 on social media using hashtag # ABC13Eyewitness.

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