A huge fireball lit up the skies of northern New England at around 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, leaving those who witnessed it in awe.
According to the American Meteor Society, the fireball was seen primarily in Maine, but witnesses also reported seeing it from Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and parts of Canada.
Members of AMS said it appeared from screenshots that the fireball was made up of two objects entering the atmosphere, and it is likely the original object broke up before entering the atmosphere.
Police in Portland, Maine were able to capture video of the fireball while they were parked looking for speeders.
A security camera at Vermont’s Burlington International Airport was also able to capture the fireball on video.