Fireball Outshines the Moon in NASA Video of Meteor Shower, Terrifying Gravity Trailer Premieres—Watch Both Now!

September 6, 2013 3:27 AM

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Fireball Outshines the Moon in NASA Video of Meteor Shower, Terrifying Gravity Trailer Premieres—Watch Both Now!

Last week, NASA cameras captured an asteroid piece, approximated at 2 feet in diameter and weighing upwards of 100 pounds, as it entered Earth's atmosphere above the Georgia and Tennessee border.

The meteor burned so brightly that it outshined Venus (officially earning the label of a fireball) and the full moon. It moved at 56,000 miles per hour before breaking up above Ocoee, Tenn., and what didn't burn up on its way down may have landed in Cleveland, Tenn.

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