Watch a massive fireball light up the sky over the East Coast

Mindy Sparks
April 20, 2019

- Stunning videos of a fireball streaking across the sky in the D.C. region were posted online after a meteor was spotted Tuesday night.

The American Meteor Society said it received 325 reports from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Virginia and Vermont about a bright fireball shooting across the horizon shortly before 11 p.m.

Tuesday night was the start of the Lyrid meteor shower.


Few things get me more excited than a clear, bright sky with crystal clear stars and planets or a good meteor shower. The organization also notes that "the brighter the fireball, the more rare is the event", and this luminous meteor was definitely one to write home about!

It was cloudy in the northern end of the state at the time the meteor appeared, a professor at Rutgers told CBS New York.

For more updates on '"fireballs" and other odd sky happenings, visit American Meteor Society's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Any debris or remains of the rock that survived the descent would have splashed down in the ocean, so meteorite hunters eager to make a buck will be out of luck in this case.

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