A very bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over Pennsylvania at 08:07 UTC (03:07 EST) on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The event lasted several seconds and was accompanied by a sonic boom.
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 78 reports by 15:13 UTC. The event was seen from New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia and New Hampshire.
Five people reported delayed sound associated with the event and four concurrent.
Video courtesy M. Bittner, AMS
Video courtesy M. Hankey, AMS
Preliminary trajectory map based on user reports:
Pennsylvania fireball trajectory and heatmap – December 2, 2017. Credit: AMS
Featured image: Pennsylvania fireball on December 2, 2017. Credit: M. Hankey, AMS
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