Large Fireball Meteor Over New Jersey

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Over 95 (so far) witnesses reported a large fireball over New Jersey on October 24th around 7:15am EDT (11:15 UT). The fireball was seen from primarily New Jersey and Maryland, but witnesses from Connecticut, Washington D.C., North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia also reported seeing the fireball.

Here is the current heat map for the event that shows where the witnesses reported from. Click the image below to review the event map and witness reports for this fireball.

Heat Map – AMS Event #2595-2013

Heat Map – AMS Event #2595-2013

A preliminary trajectory plot shows the meteor entered over the Atlantic County (NJ) and flew on a south west trajectory, ending somewhere near the Delaware coast.

Preliminary trajectory – AMS Event #2595-2013

Preliminary trajectory – AMS Event #2595-2013

If you saw this fireball, please report it here.


  • Deirdre Westerhoff 10 years ago

    My son and I were driving to school when we spotted the fireball!! It was absolutely amazingly beautiful! Large thick white streak, as it angled down toward Earth, then an explosion of a ball of blue, green and pink as it burned up! Oh, our location is Farmville, VA. We spotted this approximately 7 miles to the north and east of Farmville, heading NE on the John Randolph Road, Cumberland, VA.

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  • Lisa Pallante 10 years ago

    I was at a red light in Lakewood, NJ and just happened to be looking up in the sky when I saw the fireball. It was so amazing to see!

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  • Annette Matz 10 years ago

    My daughter and I both saw the fire ball as we were driving to work. We were just outside of Red Hill PA.

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  • Debra Carter 10 years ago

    I was just pulling into the parking lot of John Rolfe Middle, when I spotted the fireball. It was in the Northeastern sky, at about 7:15 am.

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