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Meteor passes directly over Central Virginia

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Source: Dan Prejar Source: Dan Prejar
Multiple reports to the AMS page (Source: American Meteor Society) Multiple reports to the AMS page (Source: American Meteor Society)
Trajectory of the meteor was right on top of Central Virginia (Source: American Meteor Society) Trajectory of the meteor was right on top of Central Virginia (Source: American Meteor Society)
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Meteor reports stream in after a huge fireball is sighted in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Reports came in fast and furious to the American Meteor Society's "Fireball Page," which tracks citizen sightings of meteors.

Many of the reports read like this one from Peter in Chester: "It was the brightest I've ever seen. I even heard a boom."

Dan Prejar caught the meteor on video using a dash cam in North Carolina.

Click here to watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/PCemrCO3l1I

From the reports on the AMS page, it looks like this meteor broke up into numerous pieces. The trajectory of the meteor appears to be right over Central Virginia.

Fireballs happen every day across the globe, but this appears to be one that a lot of people saw!

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