New Jersey Fireball

A large and bright fireball was seen and reported by approx. 100 witnesses across Northern US East Coast (February 24th 2014, 9:11pm EST – February 25th 2014, 2:11pm UT).

The fireball was seen from primarily New Jersey but witnesses from Connecticut, Maryland, New Hampshire, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virgina also reported seeing the fireball.

AMS Event #532-2014 - Heat Map

AMS Event #532-2014 – Heat Map


AMS Event #532-2014 – Trajectory

If you saw this fireball, please fill out an official fireball report with the AMS. To learn more about fireball meteors read our Fireball FAQ.

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Mike Hankey is a software developer, entrepreneur, amateur astronomer, astrophotographer, meteor observer and meteorite hunter. Mike's enthusiasm for meteors led him to the American Meteor Society where he volunteered his time and the services of his software development company to redesign the AMS website and fireball reporting tool. In 2011 Mike was awarded the society's C.P. Olivier award for his work. In 2012 Mike was promoted to the role of Operations Manager. Mike and his company continue to maintain and enhance the AMS website and fireball reporting tools. You can see Mike's photography work and read more of his posts on his astronomy blog: MikesAstroPhotos.com. Mike can be contacted at mike.hankey [AT] gmail.com
9 Responses
  1. around 915 pm last night happen to catch a sight of this glowing bright white light with a slight reddish back end moving in a south easterly direction all i can say is it liiked really cool I live in south brunswick nj

  2. this object was travelling by my estimation at mach two or greater.I first saw it coming from NJ and it travelled across Staten Island in less than 10 seconds

  3. Looking south on the night of February 24 ariund 9:10 pm the sight of the Empire State Bldg. all decked out in royal blue lighting caught my eye to take a closer look just in time to witness a large white object traveling south slightly toward the east at a faster than a plane speed and then it just vanished from sight.

  4. On the evening of February 23rd, 2014, I saw a green fireball fly across the night sky going west-south of us around 8:30-ish pm. We live in Montreal West Island. Was it a meteor?

    • Robert and All,

      There are very few green colored objects in the sky besides meteors. So I would guess that it was most likely a meteor.

      Robert Lunsford
      American Meteor Society

  5. This was the coolest thing I ever saw. I was getting out of my car and it caught my eye. It was moving slow and if I wasnt in such awe and not fumbled a second earlier, I would have been able to catch a video on my phone.

  6. Saw a giant fiery ball in Northern New Jersey at around 8:05pm tonight for about 3 seconds and then nothing. I was driving and it was shining right in my face and I blinked because I could not see it was so bright and big then it was gone. 3/12/14

  7. David King says: April 8, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I saw, from Hammonton, NJ, a fire ball in the northeastern sky at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday 8 April 2014.

  8. At 9:15 PM tonight the 21st of April, I went outside to let my dogs out and I really think I saw a meteorite ( a large orange like ball, that kind of turned reddish with a long tail and it went directly from the East to the West so the sky did tonight stand out with stars right over me. and I was looking at them. I am in the country outside of Frankford De, I still cannot believe what I saw—-I kept waiting for some kind of explosion which did not happen. I hesitated to talk about it, because it was so weird. I looked on the news to see if anyone else had reported it. It was such a shock. I consider myself a Scientist in many ways—a professional person, which I am, still cannot believe it.

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