If you noticed a huge fireball in the sky this past Thursday evening, your eyes weren’t playing tricks on you – a fireball did indeed fall through North Carolina sky (a ‘fireball’ is defined as a meteor that is brighter than the planet Venus).
At around 6:04 pm an extremely bright meteor streaked across the North Carolina daytime sky. Youtuber Neil Chester captured his view from his car’s dash cam:
Numerous reports of a fireball in the central NC Piedmont this evening around 6:04pm. pic.twitter.com/iok3Hyw23l
— Grant Gilmore (@grant_gilmore) September 9, 2016
The American Meteor Society said it has received more than 250 reports about the event, that occurred at about 6 p.m.
While the fireball, was primarily a North Carolina phenomenon, AMS noted that people from as far away as Virginia and South Carolina also witnessed the event.