Meteor Streaks Over Texas During Leonid Shower

A meteor streaked across the sky over Brownsville, Texas, on November 19, around the time the Leonid meteor shower reached its peak of activity.

The annual celestial event occurs around mid-November when the Earth moves into a “stream of small icy debris left behind by comet Tempel-Tuttle as it moves about the sun”, according to NASA.

This footage was shared by Brownsville resident Rocio Cuellar, and shows a bright flash in the sky identified as the meteor by local meteorologists. Credit: Rocio Cuellar via Storyful