Over 200 reports were logged within the first hour following a bright fireball event near Buffalo New York, Wednesday night at approximately 8:30 Eastern Time. Witnesses from Maryland, Virginia Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio, Michigan and Ontario reported a bright glowing ball of fire moving quickly across the sky. Many witnesses described an increasing intensity before it terminated, a common trait of bolide meteors. Below is a heat map of the event showing where the witnesses saw the fireball from.
Calculating the trajectory from the witness reports, it appears the fireball started in the northern part of New York state and traveled west-north-west, going dark somewhere near Buffalo New York.
The fireball was caught on 3 cameras in the NASA Fireball Network operated by Bill Cooke at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Cooke estimated the meteoroid was 100 kilograms and traveling 13 kilometers per second.
Below is a still frame image from one of the cameras.
If you witnessed this meteor event, please fill out an official fireball report and tell us what you saw.