Published: Thu, December 28, 2017
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

Did a Meteor Streak Across the New England Sky?

Did a Meteor Streak Across the New England Sky?

The glowing object was seen by many just before 6 p.m. Emmanuel Preville, who lives in Montreal, said he was out walking his puppy when he saw it.

The American Meteor Society reported more than 400 sightings in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and parts of Canada. "Since the events only last about three seconds, you have to be in the right place at the right time to see it". Many also believe that the bright flashing fireball might be a meteorite that might have fallen somewhere on Earth.

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But, according to Kenneth Janes, an astronomy professor emeritus at Boston University, he doesn't think that the meteor was part of a meteor shower. While it may have been a singular event, the fireball is obviously still a big deal to whoever happened to witness it - and apparently that's a ton of people.

Social media was lighting up Tuesday night with reports of a meteor seen across the Northeast.

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The suspected meteor was caught on camera in several locations, including a security camera at the National Weather Service's office in Gray, Maine. Although she's not in this video, it certainly surprised her! Let us know in the comments!

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