Meteor Fireball Exploded over Pennsylvania, Sonic Boom Reported (VIDEOS)
If you were looking up at the sky at 3 a.m. Saturday, you may have seen a bright flash of light.
It turns out the flash was the result of a fireball meteor.
WGAL reports the fireball meteor was seen over most of the northeastern part of the country. Fireball meteors are brighter than normal meteors, and usually end with a flash as they disintegrate in the atmosphere.
Numerous photos and videos have made their rounds on social media.
WOW! Just after 3 AM, a bright flash appeared in the night sky over the Mid-Atlantic and much of the northeast. It appears to be a "fireball" #meteor that was caught on camera! Look at the right side of the video as it plays.@amsmeteors @NWSStateCollege pic.twitter.com/ikCjxufxxL
— Matt Moore (@WGALMattMoore) December 2, 2017