The fireball that was reported by hundreds of eyewitnesses in Iowa, Thursday night was most likely a Meteorite. The fireball that was streaking across the Iowa sky at 5:41 PM Iowa time was described as very colorful by many eyewitnesses.
Mercedes Sholley posted on the Channel 13 Facebook page, “I watched it change colors from the yellow red and orange to green blue and purple right before it sizzled out and went black and I watched it break off into at least 3 pieces.”
Video footage of the Iowa fireball has been scarce, with even the Iowa weather service retracting a statement made about an alleged photo, that turned out to be Venus instead.
— NWS Des Moines (@NWSDesMoines) December 27, 2013
Iowa fireball video by DarkSkyWatcher74.