People in 12 states around the Mid-Atlantic coast reported seeing a meteor streak across the sky Tuesday night— and some even caught it on video.
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 325 reports of a green fireball that lit up the night at 10:57 p.m., from folks in Washington DC, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia.
AMS says the reports indicate that the fireball— an especially bright meteor— “traveled from north to south and ended its flight in the Atlantic Ocean in front of Bethany Beach, DE. It means that if anything survived, it’s in the water.”
AMS compiled a series of videos that captured the meteor, and another meteor spotted over Germany the very same night. To see different views of the Delaware fireball, skip ahead and start the video at 0:11. Watch below:
An Ocean City Police Department patrol car’s dash cam even caught the meteor. OCPD posted the footage captured by Pfc. Nathan Kutz’s dash cam on Facebook.