Meteor lights up North Carolina sky

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Meteor lights up North Carolina sky

Video shows a massive fireball lighting up the skies above North Carolina, stunning dozens of onlookers.

The bright flash was caught on camera from the porch of a home in Rowland Pond, about 15 miles south of Raleigh, Friday at around 7:40 p.m., according to footage released by The American Meteor Society.

It was one of at least five meteor sightings reported that night across the US, according to NASA Meteor Watch.

The American Meteor Society said it received 148 fireball reports from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia.

The largest group of eyewitness accounts, more than 80, came from North Carolina, where the fireball, or bright meteor, skimmed the coast, becoming visible 48 miles above the ocean off Camp Lejeune, according to NASA.

A massive fireball lighting up the skies above North Carolina on September 24, 2021.
A massive fireball lighting up the skies above North Carolina on September 24, 2021.
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It soared northeast at 32,000 mph, climbing 26 miles through Earth’s upper atmosphere before disintegrating 28 miles over Morehead City, the agency said.

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