By Tony Rice, NASA Ambassador
A trio fireballs streaked by plan of the skies above Virginia, Pennsylvania and off the soar of Recent England states in three separate events Tuesday evening.
Judging from descriptions and videos in initial experiences, every was as soon as seemingly a meteor. Somewhat of particles broken off from a passing asteroid.
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Above Richmond, VA
Seen around 10: 30 p.m. by observers from South Carolina to Recent York City design, this fireball flew south over the Richmond design. Witnesses touring south on I-95 described visitors slowing as the meteor brightened 50 miles above central Virginia.Fireball attain of Richmond, VA, recorded by a dashboard camera on I-81 north attain Kingsport, TN (video courtesy AMS/Scannerfood)
The meteor disintegrated in a flash a pair of seconds later about 20 miles above the design between Petersburg and Richmond. Per initial trajectories calculated from experiences to the American Meteor Society, any aspects of the meteor that survived to the bottom, then known as a meteorite, would find yourself in Dinwiddie County.
On the other hand, meteors usually vaporize as they speed by plan of the atmosphere. Discovering the rare half that makes it to the bottom would possibly maybe be very rare.
West of Scranton, PA
Quickly after 8 p.m., a fireball touring northward was as soon as considered from Virginia to upstate Recent York and as a long way west as Ohio.
Witnesses described a vivid path that modified colours, and fragmented as it fell from about 50 miles above the Pocono Mountains.Fireball attain of Scranton, PA, recorded by a security camera 100 miles to the west (video courtesy AMS/Jeffrey Borck)
Off the Recent England soar
Round 6: 30 p.m., about 2 hours after sunset, observers clustered around Boston reported seeing a fireball off the Atlantic soar shifting west toward the Maine-Recent Hampshire border.
The meteor was as soon as described as being a in actuality vivid white coloration, very rapidly, and leaving no path. Unlike other events later in the evening, this meteor seemingly broken up
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