A bright daylight meteor was observed and recorded disintegrating over Long Island, New York at around 19:00 UTC (15:00 EDT) on October 18, 2017. The event reportedly lasted from 3.5 to 7.5 seconds. One user reported seeing it for about 20 seconds.
Although the fireball was primarily seen from New York and New Jersey, witnesses from Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland and New Hampshire also reported seeing it.
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 136 reports by 11:00 UTC on October 19 and made a preliminary 3D trajectory.
There were no reports of a sound associated with the event but 19 people said they saw fragmentation.
New York fireball October 18, 2017 – preliminary 3D trajectory. Credit: AMS
The fireball was traveling from North East to South West and ended its flight somewhere above the Nantucket Canyon in the Atlantic Ocean.
New York fireball October 18, 2017 – Heatmap. Credit: AMS
The event has been caught on tape and reported to the AMS by R. Wade from Radcakes.com:
Featured image: Bright daylight meteor over New York, US on October 18, 2017. Credit: R. Wade / Radcakes.com
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