CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Some folks in North Carolina were lucky enough to have partially clear skies late Friday night and early Saturday morning to see a large fireball or meteor.
More than 200 people from Indiana to Ohio southward towards North Carolina reported seeing the large fireball. Most of the sightings came in just after midnight and folks reported the it was traveling from east to west across the sky. The meteor was described as bright white with some blue. There were reports of sounds or a rumbling with the meteor as well.
If you saw the meteor or fireball last night, you can make a report to the American Meteor Society.
First Warn Storm Spotter Stuart McDaniel has a All Sky Camera and caught the flash around 12:15am. Clouds did obscure a better view at his location in Lawndale, NC in Cleveland County.
Several other All Sky cameras caught the object as well. First Warn Storm Team Chief Meteorologist received information from NASA and Stuart McDaniel of the calculated track and altitude of the object. Below is the map of the estimated track of the meteor.
Here are some additional screen grabs of the object from NASA all sky cameras. Notice the meteor fireball on the very left of each image.
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