VIDEO: Bright fireball flies through Mesa County’s sky

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Video courtesy of Tammy Jim Justice

MESA COUNTY, Colo. — A rare site Tuesday night– residents of Mesa County reported an object shooting across the southeastern sky between Whitewater and the Grand Mesa. Some reports initially listed it as a possible plane crash, but it doesn’t appear to be anything man-made. It could have been a meteor or meteorite, but the object has not yet been identified.

But, a meteor or meteorite would make sense– we do have a double meteor shower ongoing currently, and the peak was Monday evening. KREX 5’s Meteorologist and Anchor, Russ Pappas says it’s the Alpha Capriconids and the Delta Aquarids. The deltas are common this time of year and both of these were/are expected to produce bright fireballs.

The video above was taken on a resident’s security camera just before 9:00 p.m., between Palisade and Clifton.

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