Another area man said he thought was a firework - then he heard a "low deep double boom" minutes later.
As local CBS affiliate KMOV reports, the brilliant fireball was captured by many home cameras across the region, and one of the lenses from the EarthCam network even managed to catch a glimpse of it. AMS compiled a video of some of the best looks at the fireball, including a view of it lighting up the sky near the landmark St Louis Gateway Arch.
If you didn't catch this meteor, you still have a couple of chances left.
According to multiple reports, The Northern Taurid meteor shower was expected to peak on Monday night and into the early hours of Tuesday. This occurs annually during the last three months of the year.
It's possible that this meteor was part of the Northern Taurids meteor shower.
It reportedly originates from the Taurus constellation, which can be found by locating the Orion constellation and looking northeast for the red star marking the bull's eye.
The National Weather Service could not confirm if the meteor touched down or if it burnt up in the atmosphere.
Between 90% to 95% of meteors end up burning up in the atmosphere.
Humans occupy a small portion of the Earth's surface, thus making many of these impacts hard to see. The next meteor shower, the Leonids, is due on November 16, followed by the Geminids in mid-December.