AUSTIN, Texas (KTEN) -- Over 200 reports of a large fireball in Central Texas Sunday night. Check out this footage from a Nest camera in College Station, Texas.


According to the American Meteor Society, the fireball entered the atmosphere over Cistern, Texas, and its flight ended just a few miles west of Austin, TX around 10:52 pm CDT Sunday. 

Over 200 reports of a fireball Sunday night in Texas.


Several people reported hearing a delayed sonic boom with the fireball.  This could mean meteorites from the fireball reached the ground. 

According to the American Meteor Society, a fireball is "a meteor that is larger and brighter than normal." AMS says that most meteors are the size of pebbles but some that reach softball size could emit light equivalent to that of a full moon for a brief period. 

Chart of meteor terminology.

To increase odds of seeing a fireball, AMS recommends looking during one of the major annual meteor showers. The next major meteor shower is the Perseid Meteor shower, which peaks August 11 - 13. 

The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks August 11 through August 13.