Brilliant Fireball Seen Over The Northeast Coast

A fireworks display from space

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! it's a plane! it's a giant ball of flame barreling towards Earth!

In the early hours this morning, people that were awake and looking up at the sky in the northeastern United States and far eastern Canada were treated to a magnificent display as a meteorite burned up in the atmosphere, brightening the entire sky for a second as it went.

The American Meteor Society, which reported the event and compiled images and videos taken by night owls and people lucky enough to have dash cams or web cams pointing in the right direction at the right time.

Over 450 people sent in reports from across the region, with many describing the experience as incredible.