AUSTIN (September 23, 2013)--Hundreds of Texans providing online accounts of a massive bright ball of light streak across the nighttime sky over the weekend.
Accounts have come from residents in an area stretching from the Dallas-Fort Worth area west to Abilene and south to Waco, Austin, San Antonia and Houston.
They say they saw the white fireball at around 9 p.m. Saturday.
Most people say they saw one, but a few say they saw a second smaller flash.
American Meteor Society scientist Robert Lunsford says it was likely a very bright meteor or fireball.
The society says thousands of meteors pass across the Earth's atmosphere daily, but most occur over uninhabited areas.
Sometimes they occur during daylight hours.
In February 2012, people from Oklahoma City to Houston provided similar accounts of seeing a fireball streak across the sky.