The American Meteor Society received reports of a fireball streaking across the sky over the East Coast yesterday morning around 6:35am. Over 160 reports came in as far north as Long Island and going all the way down to North Carolina.


One witness from Lakewood said

I was driving southbound on the Garden State Parkway in NJ at the time this happened! It was bright enough to take my attention from the road!!! I thought it looked about the size of a softball in the sky as it fell and the leading edge looked a bit redish. I have been searching the news all day to see if anyone else saw it, but I cannot find anything! This is the only thing I can think of that it could be!

News12's Assistant News Director Jeremy Settle got video!

According to Kevin D. Conod of the Newark Museum's Dreyfuss Planetarium, the fireball that was "very unlikely to be related to any meteor shower" and was more likely just a random meteor or even "some space junk falling out of orbit."

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