The American Meteor Society has received nearly 30 reports of a bright fireball occurring over Florida between 1030-1100pm EDT on August 11. There is a wide discrepancy in the reports so it is currently difficult to state the source of this event. There is a possibility that it was a member of the Perseid meteor shower, which reaches maximum activity on the morning of August 13th. It must have been very bright as many observers stated that it rivaled the light of the sun when brightest. All the colors of the rainbow were mentioned in the reports.
The AMS will update this notice as more reports are received and will provide video should it become available. Refer to event #817 in the AMS Fireball Table for 2011.