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Watch: A fireball swept across the Texas night sky on Tuesday.

Dashcam footage captured the moment a fireball could be seen flying across the night sky in front of Lake Belton High School.

BELTON, Texas. The American Meteor Society (AMS) says it began receiving reports of fireball sightings in Texas and Oklahoma on Tuesday, January 10 at around 6:45 pm.

AMS has received video footage from Ring doorbells and DVRs showing an extremely bright fireball speeding towards the ground.

Shot in front of Lake Belton High School, this John Callahan dash cam video shows how quickly and brightly the fireball appeared against the dark Texas night sky.

Most recorded sightings have come from the Central Texas area. However, a substantial number of reports have come in from the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas.

It is possible that this fireball was connected to the Quadrantida meteor shower, which is said to have been active prior to January 16, but this connection is not yet clear.

To view more reports and videos of the giant fireball, visit here.

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