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.