An bright fireball was seen over Virginia on July, 17 2014. Preliminary reports place the time of the event near 10:15 PM EDT. So far, this fireball has been reported by over 80 witnesses across East Coast.
The fireball was seen from primarily Virginia but witnesses from Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia also reported seeing the phenomenon.
Below is a map of the estimated trajectory, based on the witness reports submitted so far. Reports continue to flow into the AMS fireball database.
We encourage witnesses who saw this fireball to also download the AMS Mobile App for iPhone or Android and submit an enhanced fireball report using your mobile device. The data we can collect from the mobile App is more accurate and allows us to determine the velocity of the fireball. If you already submitted a web based report, please also complete the mobile report.
Below is the current heat map created from the witness position.
Video caught by Dan Perjar in NC.