Over 54 fireball witness reports have been logged with the AMS regarding a large fireball seen from New York,Â Pennsylvania, Maryland,Â DelawareÂ & Virginia on Friday night at 10:20 PM.
From Washington VA
It was very intensely bright and large and appeared toÂ be just 300 yards from our house.
From Berlin, MD
After viewing the fireball streak across the sky, there was a large flash, then it continued to streak for another second or two before disappearing behind the houses/tree-line.Â Approximately 90 seconds after the fireball disappeared, we heard a deep boom that shook the ground…
From Baltimore, MD
Very bright and slow.
Here’s a map of the witness reports. Green lines represent the first location of the meteor, yellow lines represent the last point of the meteor. Click the image below for an interactive Google Map for this event.
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Based on the brightness and sonic boom reports, its possible some fragments could have reached the ground. While they could have ended up in the Atlantic, the witness reports suggest a landing zone somewhere on the Eastern Shore of Maryland or possiblyÂ Delaware.
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