Not all meteor sightings are the same. Seeing Space Rocks roam the night sky is pretty damn cool, but some of them show more show than others. East Coasters, who were in the right place at the right time last night, saw one of the more impressive fireballs of recent times.
The meteor traveling the Earth's atmosphere on a trajectory that ran across the New Jersey coast was visible over a vast area of the east coast. It took longer than usual, and hundreds of reports poured into the American Meteor Society shortly thereafter.
As AMS explained on its official tracking page for the event, well over 300 reports came from many states:
We also received 325 reports of another bright and green fireball that took place at 02:57 that same night Universal Time (10:57 pm EDT) took place via Delaware. We have received reports from Washington DC, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia.
As you'll see in the video, the meteor lasted for an incredibly long time and was clearly visible over much of the night sky during the descent.
It appears that the meteor was completely wiped out by friction with the Luftwaffe. The atmosphere as it crashed towards the earth is typical of smaller space rocks belonging to our Planets get a bit too close.
All the debris or remnants of the rock that survived the descent would have sunk into the sea, so the meteorite hunters are eager to earn a living is no luck in this case. No injuries or damage were reported as a result of the fireball, but it definitely distracted a few riders.