Did You See Tuesday Night's Fireball Meteor?

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																	Watch a massive fireball light up the sky over the East Coast					
								
			
	
		Mike Wehner			@MikeWehner

Space Watch a massive fireball light up the sky over the East Coast Mike Wehner @MikeWehner

Tuesday night was the start of the Lyrid meteor shower.

So, I'm a little bummed that I missed last night's (April 16th) impressive fireball that streaked across the New Jersey sky.

A meteor was seen along the U.S. East Coast on late Tuesday night, witnesses say. We received reports from Washington DC, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia.

Reports of a meteor also came in from Brazil.

Hurricane Michael classified as a Category 5 in post-storm analysis
More than 45,000 structures were damaged and more than 1,500 destroyed in the county, including severe damage to two hospitals. The causes included falls during the post-storm clean up, traffic accidents and medical issues compounded by the hurricane.

For more updates on '"fireballs" and other unusual sky happenings, visit American Meteor Society's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

The Ocean Pines Yacht Club shares a video in which Bob McKinley captures a bright flash shoot across the sky and light up the yacht club's marina.

A fireball is an extremely bright meteor, brighter than the planet Venus. No injuries or damage was reported as a result of the fireball, but it definitely distracted a few drivers on its way down.

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