WATCH: Meteor streaks across Texas sky in viral video

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Skygazers in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley were treated to a stunning sight Thursday as an apparent meteor brightened the sky, according to KVEO-TV.

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In a tweet late Thursday, the National Weather Service’s office in Brownsville shared a video of the moment, which occurred shortly before 9 p.m. CT.

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“Here’s a video of tonight’s meteor streaking across Brownsville from one of our meteorologists,” the agency captioned the clip, which had been viewed more than 8,000 times by early Friday.

KVEO reported that the sighting occurred during the annual Leonid meteor shower, which peaked earlier this week. The Leonids are active through Nov. 30, according to the American Meteor Society.

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