MODIS Images Fireball over Bering Sea
NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MODIS) instrument, aboard the Terra satellite, captured this true-color image showing the remnants of a meteor's passage, seen as a dark shadow cast on thick, white clouds on Dec. 18, 2018. MODIS captured the image at 23:50 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
The Terra spacecraft was launched in 1999 and is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The MODIS instrument is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
More information on MODIS is available at https://terra.nasa.gov/about/terra-instruments/modis.