The American Meteor Society received over 230 reports so far about a bright fireball event in northern Florida just east of Jacksonville. Observers from as far north as August GA reported seeing a bright light in the sky. Over 48 of the reports described a window rattling delayed boom. Below is a heat map of the witness reports.
The estimated trajectory plotted from the witness reports shows the meteor was traveling from the south west to the north east and ended its flight about 30 miles due west from Jacksonville, FL.
The sonic boom reports appear to all be clustered around the ending point of the meteor, many from Lake City, FL.
Here are some quotes from witnesses describing the sonic effects of this meteor:
- Loud window rattling boom – Maggie H, Starke, FL
- Loud Boom, like a canon blast or an explosion – DL, Sanderson, FL
- Sonic Boom, shook the house – Andrew C, Lake City, FL
- Sounded like an explosion – Kasey W, Lake City, FL
windows and walls shook along with a loud pop and boom – Lindsey E, Lake City, FL
If you witnessed this fireball or its sonic effects, please fill out an official fireball report.