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IntelliHub – Fireball Sightings Reported Over Washington DC – 15 October 2013

Meteor ShowerMultiple sightings of fireballs in the sky were reported in the Washington DC area on Monday night.

Meteor Shower
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By JG Vibes | October 15, 2013 | 1:38am EST

WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) — On Monday night large numbers of people called local news outlets and posted on social media, about fireballs that could be seen in the skies above Washington DC.

Fox 5′s Greg Redfern and WTOP’s space expert said he and another person saw a bright fireball to the northeast around 8:25 p.m. Redfern says the fireball appeared white to him while another said it was red.

It was moving downward and was “bright as tonight’s moon” said Redfern. While he says his view was partially blocked by trees, he says it was a good one. [1]

In total, the American Meteor Society received over 60 reports of fireball sightings on the east coast of the United States on Monday night, stretching from Washington DC to Connecticut.

On the American Meteor Society website, similar reports were logged, and reported by the Washington Post:

* Marth Widra out of Glen Burnie, Md says she saw “an object that had a reddish fire-like ball with a yellow/orange tail.”

* Keith Cross in Hughesville, Md. says it had “almost exactly the look of a very large firework but was moving incredibly fast and completely silent till it burnt out”. Cross added: “it was the brightest object I’ve ever seen flying across the sky”[2]

Sources:

[1] Fireball sightings reported in area Monday night – WTOP

[2] Possible fireball seen over Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Tuesday evening – The Washington Post

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