Huge Fireball seen over Northeastern US

The AMS has received 330 reports so far about a fireball event over Northeastern US on May 17th 2016 around 12:50am EDT (4:50 UT). The fireball was seen primarily from Maine but witnesses from Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Ontario (Canada) and Québec (Canada) also reported the event.

Below is the map of the first witnesses location and the first estimation of the ground trajectory:

AMS Event #1750-2016 – Witnesses location and estimated ground trajectory

Below is a video of the event caught by a police officer of the Plattsburgh Police Department

Below is compilation of multiple videos of the event:

Below is a video of the event caught on Dash Cam by the Portland Maine Police Department

It was an amazing experience for the witnesses:

Flash of light drew attention, large ball of fire that appeared to burn up just above treeline. Absolutely amazing!!
Jennifer M. – Concoert, NH

The giant ball of fire was (seamed) extremely close going down below the treed horizon. I waited a minute because I thought I’ll see fire erupting beyond the end of the lake but nothing…
Julian K – Ontario, Canada

There was a 3-5 min delay from the time I saw it to the boom I heard and felt , very loud and shook the home , unlike anything I have ever experienced before.
Craig C. – Canton, ME


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Source: Huge Fireball over Northeastern US : American Meteor Society

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