A very bright fireball was recorded over New Jersey and Delaware at 02:57 UTC on April 17, 2019 (22:57 EDT, April 16). The event lasted up to 8 seconds.
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 325 reports by 10:20 UTC from Washington DC, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia.
Fireball over New Jersey and Delaware on April 17, 2019 – Heatmap. Credit: AMS
The preliminary 3D trajectory computed by the AMS shows that the fireball was traveling from North to South and ended its flight in the Atlantic Ocean in front of Bethany Beach, DE.
Fireball over New Jersey and Delaware on April 17, 2019 – Estimated 3D trajectory. Credit: AMS
Featured image: Fireball over New Jersey and Delaware on April 17, 2019. Credit: C. Stearns, AMS
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