The American Meteor Society (AMS) announced that 360 reports from some 12 states detailing alleged meteor activity was received Wednesday, with the majority of them coming from Virginia; Washington, DC; and Marylanda at around 11 p.m. The exploding meteoroid was so bright that it triggered the lightning detector on NASA / NOAA’s GOES-16 weather satellite. According to the AMS preliminary 3D trajectory, the fireball ended its journey in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Bethany Beach in Delaware. Read more for two additional videos.
“The meteor was visible for as long as 9 seconds and was picked up on the GOES-16 weather satellite as lightning activity off the coast of New Jersey. Radar indicated no thunderstorms nearby. In Cape May County, New Jersey, some residents reported houses shaking as the fireball passed over,” reports WMUR.
Last Night #Fireball over Delaware
– new video, now 360 reports –
— AMSMETEORS (@amsmeteors) April 17, 2019
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