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Friday, July 14, 2017

Meteor May Be Source of Loud Booms Heard Last Night

A number of people have reported to Macon Media that they heard loud boom(s) last night a few minutes after 10:00 pm.

After searching local helicorders, radar archives, public safety radio traffic archives and fireball logs, Macon Media is concluding that the booms were most likely a meteor breaking up in the atmosphere last night because there were widespread reports of a fireball seen across the southeast at that time and the trajectory was very close to Macon County. The image above shows a map from the American Meteor Society.

Thank You to everyone who reached out and asked about the noise.


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Published at 9:51 am on July 14, 2017