New Jersey Police Officer's Dashcam Catches Fireball Flash Across Sky

Lester Mason
December 8, 2017

- Police in New Jersey have released dashcam video of a fireball streaking through the sky early Saturday morning. "On 12/2 at 3:09 am, Sgt. Michael Virga was on patrol when his vehicle dashcam caught a fireball in the sky." it explained.

"It kind of took me by surprise", Virga said.

The video, taken on December 2 by the Township of Hamilton Police dashcam, shows the meteor streak across the road before disappearing behind a row of trees. The video shows the fireball streak across the sky before there is a flash behind some trees. The light explodes before disappearing, a rare event called a bolide, police said.


Just over a week earlier, nearly 70 people reported seeing a fireball passing over the mid-Atlantic. The society says it received multiple reports about it.

People who reported seeing the fireball around 10:30 p.m. described it as a mix of colors, including white, orange, yellow, red and blue, with a trail.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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