Meteor that lit up St. Louis sky was a fireball that broke off asteroid belt

Jordan Huddleston

A bright blue flash that streaked through the sky over St. Louis Monday evening was an approximately 220-pound chunk of rock that broke off an astroid belt between Mars and Jupiter before it entered Earth’s atmosphere The fireball was traveling at about 33,500 mph and caused a sonic boom, NASA scientists said. Bits of the meteor may have fallen to the ground as meteorites over 175 reports of the fireball was appeared 59 miles over cedar hill and traveled 70 miles be for it broke into 12 pieces.