Bright light spotted in the skies over South Florida
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Several people witnessed a strange sight across South Florida which appeared to be a meteor in Miami.
"I've never seen anything like it ever in my life," said Adam Dilley.
A 7News viewer sent in a hazy video of when she captured the moment.
A South Florida man called it a fireball shooting across the sky. "I saw a red fire ball," said Dilley, "with a green tail behind it for about seven or eight seconds till it just dissipated into the atmosphere."
The mysterious light was seen at Alton and 23rd Street in Miami Beach just after dusk on Sunday. "It wasn't anything like a firework or a shooting star," said Dilley. "I know what both of those look like. It was very large, red, orange, very geometrically circular."
Viewers said it only lasted a few seconds before disappearing. "By the time I had my phone up," said Dilley, "it was already gone."
Recently, around the world, everyone has had their eyes in the sky. "It's just very awestruck," said Dilley, "in a time right now when lots of meteors are entering our atmosphere, I just think it's very interesting."
The spotting happened in South Florida just days after a giant meteor exploded over Russia, Friday injuring more than 1,000 people.
That same day in San Francisco, people reported seeing a light green light streaking across the sky. Scientists called that one a sporadic meteor.
NASA even reported a 150-foot cosmic rock hurtled safely past Earth in December. It was the closest fly-by for a rock of it's size, passing by 17,000 miles.
While there is no official word on what the mysterious light was, the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West said they also received several phone calls regarding the same light.
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