Large fireball screams across Tri-State skies

CINCINNATI - More than 60 witnesses reported seeing a large fireball scream across Tri-State-area skies Thursday night, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS).

The fireball was reported around 11:05 p.m., primarily from Ohio and Indiana, but witnesses from surrounding states, including Kentucky, also reported a similar sighting.

One of 9 On Your Side's Twitter followers sent the above photo they snapped of the fireball.

In an email to 9 On Your Side, a viewer from Cincinnati said he saw the fireball project across the sky for nearly 10 seconds.

One witness from Loveland said, "It was beautiful, very bright and colorful..."

Another viewer reported seeing the fireball from north of Taylor Mill, Ky. Witnesses who filed a report with the AMS cited their viewing of the fireball from Villa Hills and Covington also.

An observer from West Chester said, "One of the best, most colorful meteors I have seen."

The AMS did not say specifically what the fireball was, but asked witnesses to fill out an official fireball report with the American Meteor Society at

The AMS developed a trajectory map for the projectile in the skies. You can see that below or at


Trajectory for AMS Event 2013 1185

Trajectory For AMS Event 2013/1185 (Source: American Meteor Society)

You can read all the AMS data on the sighting at


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