By Mary Lee
SURFSIDE, Texas (KPRC/NBC) - Texans in the Houston area noticed a fiery glow light up the sky Wednesday morning.
Captain William Lowery was on his boat in the Freeport area when he saw a meteor fly across the sky in a brilliant orange flash around 3 a.m.
"Nothing like that magnitude," said Lowery. "I've seen shooting stars, but this lasted three to four minutes."
After the Russian meteor exploded across the sky, it prompted scientists to better identify large meteor and asteroid threats.