Asteroid Streaks Past the East Coast USA
Published February 15, 2011 - Fox News
Multiple reports of a fireball in the sky seem to
confirm a passing meteor near the North Jersey-New York City area, reports Fox
The incident happened before 12:45 p.m. ET, according to eyewitnesses who
reported seeing an object that resembled a meteor near the Philadelphia Navy
Yard facility, according witnesses who called Fox 29. Reports of the incident
also surfaced on Twitter and Facebook.
The American Meteor Society contacted Fox 29 and said they had about 20 reports
from spotters during that time period. Most meteor sightings are at nighttime so
the spate of reports during the day was unusual.