Reports: Meteor Spotted Over DC, New York, New England
People who spotted the apparent meteor described it as a bright, colorful object streaking across the night sky.
Twitter was abuzz Friday night with reports of a large, bright meteor streaking across the night sky over the Eastern Seaboard.
Several readers told NBC4 that they spotted the meteor just before 8 p.m. Friday.
"Saw it blaze and then breakup over 564 near old Bowie. Amazing," commented Bowie resident Matt Baker on the Bowie Patch Facebook page.
Reader Sandra Hamorsky was in neighboring Greenbelt when she saw the object.
"Saw it as I was sitting at the drive-through at Wendy's in Greenbelt. Seemed so close I thought it was going to land in the Greenway Center parking lot," Hamorsky wrote.
Laura Mettee, another Bowie Patch Facebook fan, also reported seeing the meteor, writing, "it was neat. very bright."
According to several outlets, the object may have qualified as a fireball, defined by the American Meteor Society as a "very bright meteor, generally brighter than magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus in the morning or evening sky."
Patch will have more information on Friday's sighting as it becomes available.
Did you spot the bright object in the sky over Bowie Friday night? What did it look like? Let us know in the comments, and feel free to upload any images of the object you'd like to share.