Because of the moon phases last week, with a full moon on September 20, there was a limited opportunity to view meteors between moon set and dawn. Still, dozens of stargazers were able to spot meteors.
Last Friday, an exceptionally bright fireball disintegrated in the sky over North Carolina. Now a video of the very bright meteor captured in Rowland Pond, NC, was released by the American Meteor Society (AMS).
The fireball fell over the North Carolina coast at around 7:40 p.m. and was one of at least five fireballs seen over the U.S. in the same night.
This event was reported from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia by over 148 people on the AMS website.
According to first NASA calculations, the glowing space rock was visible 48 miles above the ocean off Camp Lejeune and soared northeast at about 32,000 miles per hour.
The bright fireball traveled 26 miles through Earth’s upper atmosphere then disintegrated 28 miles above Morehead City on the coast.
Another fireball was captured over Seattle on the same day:
And what about this one over Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium?
Did you see one of the 5 fireballs on Friday September 24, 2021?