WILLOW SPRING, NC – A massive fireball fell from the sky in the southeastern part of the United States and was caught on camera.
NASA says there were reports of at least five fireballs over Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia on Sept. 27.
According to the American Meteor Society, fireballs are another term for very bright meteors, generally brighter than magnitude -4, about the same magnitude as the planet Venus in the morning or evening sky.
The society received 171 reports of a fireball seen over Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The most extensive grouping of eyewitness accounts, more than 80 people reported seeing a meteor skim the coast of North Carolina about 7:40 p.m. on Sept. 25, becoming visible 48 miles above the ocean off Camp Lejeune, moving northeast at 32,000 miles per hour.
After traveling 26 miles through Earth’s upper atmosphere, it disintegrated 28 miles above Morehead City.
"There is more than the usual amount of uncertainty in the trajectory solution due to all the observers being located to the west of the fireball," NASA said.
The fireball was captured in at least two different videos and shared with the American Meteor Society.