Meteor or Fireball Seen Over North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia (+Video)

A meteor or fireball was spotted over North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey on Thursday night.

Many people reported seeing the bright light in the sky between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. EDT. Dan Perhar, a software developer at North Caorlina University, captured it around 10:15 p.m. as he was driving on Interstate 440 in Raleigh.

He posted the short video on YouTube.

NASA Solar System Ambassador and WRAL contributor Tony Rice viewed the video. “Looking at that dashcam video it looked pretty low on the horizon. That flash may have been it breaking up,” Rice posted on Twitter. 

The American Meteorological Society received dozens of reports on its website. “Still in shock and awe,” said Leann R. of Middletown, Delaware. “It was the brightest meteor I’ve ever seen,” added Peter B. of Chester, Virginia.

“Largest I have ever seen,” added Darle. W of Madison, North Carolina.

“This was absolutely gorgeous,” said Drew H. of College Park, Maryland. “Right place, right time. Will never forget it.”

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