People along the East Coast reported a seeing “bright fireball” from a meteor streaking across the sky Wednesday night.
The American Meteor Society said it received more than 200 reports from witnesses who saw the white light low in the sky around 11 p.m.
The fireball was also spotted by skywatchers in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia.
A man walking on the beach in Barnegat Light with his family described the possible meteor as being green and having sparkling edges along its tail.
“It lit up the whole beach,” Mike K. told the American Meteor Society. “We could otherwise see many stars but the moon was not visible tonight so (it) was generally dark out.
The AMS couldn’t immediately be reached for more information.
In April, a similar fireball tore across the eastern sky around the time of the Lyrid meteor shower but experts said it was likely a piece of rock from an asteroid.
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