DALLAS -- People in a stretch of Texas from north of Dallas southeast down to Houston reported seeing a bright flash in the sky Friday morning.

One McKinney woman reported seeing what appeared to be a comet streaking across the sky in a bright flash around 6:42 a.m. near Stonebridge Shopping Center.

Justin Wagoner, who lives in the White Rock Lake area, said he saw a green trail and heard a large sonic boom around the same time. Others reported seeing white and orange colors. The sight only lasted a few seconds before vanishing in the sky.

According to Dr. James Roberts, a University of North Texas astronomer who talked to WBAP, the mysterious object in the sky was likely a burned up meteor.

A KHOU meteorologist in Houston said it may have been part of the Geminids meteor shower, which takes place in December.

The meteorites often appear to be slow moving, although the Geminids usually are best seen at its peak on December 13 and 14.

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