Massive Meteor Rocks The Skies In South Jersey
Did you hear the loud explosion last night? Just before 11PM, 10:57 to be exact, a loud explosion was heard from Cape May to as high as Atlantic City.
Some witnesses reported seeing a fireball” in the night sky just minutes before the explosion.
It turned out that a meteor had fallen over Atlantic Ocean first seen in Brazil. Social media confirmed the meteor with multiple dash camera capturing the passing meteor. [Videos at the bottom]
The meteor was visible In Brazil, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New Hampshire.
As to the explosion, scientists say it was made as the meteor smacked into our atmosphere and burnt up over the Atlantic Ocean.
Here it is slowed down and zoomed in. pic.twitter.com/uoNiJpfhyJ
— Tim Buckley (@TimBuckleyWX) April 17, 2019
— ABC News (@ABC) April 16, 2019
Mid-Atlantic #Meteor picked up by #GOESEast GLM. Ignore the timestamp on the image, looks like it was around 10:57p EDT. (17/02:57z) (Data by @CIRA_CSU) cc: @capitalweather @DanielJohnsonWx @TimBuckleyWX pic.twitter.com/jWPVquyOf3
— James Hyde (@wxmeddler) April 17, 2019
— Pattern (@Pattern) April 16, 2019
Comment below if you saw this meteor! Check your home security cameras and see if you caught it on there.
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