Alleged North Texas fireball sighting likely a jet contrail

FOX 4 viewers witnessed what appeared to be a fireball light up the Texas sky Wednesday evening.

Several viewers called FOX 4 to report seeing a bright object streak toward the horizon at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Nathan Wright took pictures. He said he watched it for about 15 minutes before it traveled too low on the horizon to see.

A fireball is an especially bright meteor.

FOX 4's meteorologists said this instead was likely a jet contrail reflecting the glow of the setting sun.

Fireballs travel at very high speeds. It would take 15 seconds rather than 15 minutes for a fireball to shoot across the sky.

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