Glowing 'Fireball' Illuminates Night Sky Along US East Coast

18 Avril, 2019, 01:37 | Auteur: Therese Cote
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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.

The weird incident didn't go unnoticed in New Jersey: Egg Harbor Township residents noticed a bright flash across the night sky, while Cape May County residents said they felt their houses shake as the "meteor" passed above them.

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Residents along the East Coast have reported seeing a meteor blazing across the nighttime sky.

In addition, 45 people in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark also claimed they saw something similar. Steve Chazin captured the meteor on video while driving near Dulles Airport (watch below). "Also the direction is wrong: The meteor was heading nearly due south. Lyrid meteors would have been coming from the northeast".


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