20 Aug 2014
60° Mostly Cloudy
Patch Instagram photo by ermyceap
Patch Instagram photo by taratesimu
Patch Instagram photo by taratesimu
Patch Instagram photo by lilyava299
Patch Instagram photo by _mollfairhurst
Patch Instagram photo by thecontemporaryhannah
Patch Instagram photo by lucyketch
Patch Instagram photo by laurabarreto87
Patch Instagram photo by lghtwght

Meteor's Fireball Seen by Hundreds in New England

Did you see Sunday's meteor? Witnesses on the Cape and beyond reported it was brighter than the moon.

Meteor's Fireball Seen by Hundreds in New England
Written by   Louisa Hufstader 

Hundreds of people on Cape Cod and elsewhere in New England reported seeing a meteor flash through the sky at around 5 p.m. Sunday,  according to the Cape Cod Times and the  American Meteor Society.

"I thought it was a UFO," one Barnstable elementary-school student  told the newspaper.

The "large, bright, long duration fireball" was reported by witnesses to be brighter than the moon, which is nearly full, according to Mike Hankey of the American Meteorological Society, who writes that the meteor apparently entered over southwest Vermont and headed north.

Did you see the fireball? Tell us in the comments.

Read more: 

Share This Article