Fireball captured on video in this Massachusetts town

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A 22News viewer sent a video of a fireball over West Springfield early Tuesday morning. Carol from West Springfiel...

November 22, 2022
9:42 PM

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A 22News viewer sent a video of a fireball over West Springfield early Tuesday morning. Carol from West Springfield captured the video from her Google Nest doorbell camera and sent it to 22News. The video shows the fireball, also known as a meteorite, burning up in the earth's atmosphere. A meteoroid is a small chunk of an asteroid or comet. When it enters Earth's atmosphere it becomes a meteor or fireball or shooting star. The pieces of rock that hit the ground, valuable to collectors, are meteorites.

Ashley Shook