Reports of Fireball Streaking Across the Sky in Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Reports of Fireball Streaking Across the Sky in Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware

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    Video shot by RadCakes.com shows a flas of light in the sky over Sea Girt, New Jersey on Oct. 18, 2017.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)

    Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky.

    The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m. in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland and Delaware was a fireball.

    Most sightings were in New Jersey and New York, AMS said. YouTube video posted by RadCakes.com shows the light over Sea Girt, New Jersey.

    A fireball is a very bright meteor.

    The sighting comes as astronomers prepare for the Orionid meteor shower. Particles from Haley's Comet will be visible late Friday night into early Saturday morning.