Videos show massive bright light seen across Texas skies; fireball also seen in 2 other states

American Meteor Society said it received more than 200 reports of a fireball

A bright light over the Alamo on Sunday, July 24, 2022. (KSAT)

A bright light that was seen over South Central Texas on Sunday night was also spotted in Oklahoma and Louisiana.

But many people who saw it (or are seeing videos and pictures of it on Monday morning), are all wondering: What in the world was that?

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Videos posted on social media and KSAT Connect show a large streak of light head across the sky and then fizzle off.

Some users said it could have been space junk falling into the Earth’s atmosphere, but the American Meteor Society said it was a fireball, or a large meteor.

AMS said it received more than 200 reports of the fireball from people in three states.

People in Texas saw it the most, and it appears the fireball entered the atmosphere in Cistern, AMS reported. Cistern is about an hour east of San Marcos.

“This particular fireball was probably the size of a small car prior to entering the atmosphere,” AMS stated. “The reason for the brightness is the extreme velocity at which these objects strike the atmosphere.”

Do you have pictures or videos of Sunday night’s light show? Post them to our KSAT Connect page, and they just may be featured on-air and online.

Here are some of the videos and pictures of the streak of light posted on KSAT Connect and social media.


I caught a meteor on my camera! :)

San Antonio

Meteor or space junk?

About the Author:

Rebecca Salinas has worked in digital news for more than 10 years and joined KSAT in 2019. She reports on a variety of topics for KSAT 12 News.