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New Videos Show Meteor's Fiery Fall Over North Texas Sunday

Meteor may have been part of the Perseid meteor shower

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North Texas residents took to social media Sunday night to discuss and share videos of a flash streaking across the sky that erupted into an explosion.

The flash was a meteor was a brilliant fireball seen across the region at about 8:57 p.m.

The space rock streaked from the southwest to the northeast and exploded, evidently somewhere over Northeast Texas. NBC 5 received reports that the meteor was seen as far south as San Antonio, as far north as Oklahoma, and as far east as Louisiana.

One resident in Bonham said it “shook his house."

The meteor may have been one of the Perseid meteors which arrive each summer in late July and early August from the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids peak this year between Aug. 11-13.

The North Texas fireball wasn't the only one recorded on Sunday.

An unusually large meteor was visible over large parts of southern Scandinavia and illuminated southeast Norway with a powerful flash of light for a few seconds Sunday.

The Norwegian Meteor Network said that it had analyzed and reviewed several videos of the event Sunday and said the meteor first appeared about 55 miles north of the capital, Oslo, and continued its trail in a southwest direction before fragmenting in several flashes of light.

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