Fireball Reported Over New Jersey Skies
At least 76 eyewitness reports of a fireball in the night sky have been sent to the American Meteor Society since late Friday night.
The reports have been coming in from as far south as the Carolinas to as far north as New York, with a handful of sightings from New Jersey.
The descriptions of the event are fairly consistent, with the astrological event taking place around 10:26 p.m. on Friday, November 24th. Most report movement from left to right with partial fragmentation (the object breaking up into multiple pieces). There was no sound reported. It appears that the fireball was first seen above North Carolina before quickly breaking up over the Atlantic Ocean.
According to the American Meteor Society, a fireball is another term for a very bright meteor. Thousands of fireballs occur in the Earth's atmosphere every day, but go unobserved due to location and time they occur. If you do catch one though, it can be quite a show!
To see the full report of Friday's event or to report your own sighting, CLICK HERE.
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