The bolide flew over the St. Louis area about 11:40 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2016. The space rock was described as a flash that fell from the sky and disappeared a couple hundred feet above the horizon. This video by Tom Stolze was recorded in O’Fallon, Mo.:

The American Meteor Society website was flooded by as many as 154 reports of a fireballseen over Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas and Kentucky at the exact same time. This very bright fireball exploded in a bright terminal flash, often with visible fragmentation. As this bolide was seen during daytime, specialists believe it must have been huge and thus very rare. READ MORE