See a bright flash over the mid-Atlantic sky last night? It was a meteor and one motorist managed to catch it on camera.

Dan Perjar recorded the meteor on his dash cam as he drove on I-440 towards the Raleigh area last night.

Reports of last night’s fireball weren’t limited to North Carolina. Residents across Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. reported sightings.

Here’s an image from the American Meteor Society showing a heatmap of fireball reports.

heatmap spotters

Another image shows the probable trajectory of the fireball as it moved across the sky above Virginia before eventually burning up.

fireball track

See a fireball last night? Let the American Meteor Society know. Head over to their site to fill out a spotter report.


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