Did You See The Bright Meteor or Fireball Tonight?

I’m received many reports from folks who saw a bright green meteor or fireball tonight here in Maine.  What’s the difference?


Meteors are extremely hard to photograph due to their duration. Most meteors last for only 3 to 6 seconds.  Here is a possible photo of tonight’s bright meteor reported from CBS Boston.

I’ve also read reports it could be Russian space junk that has fallen out of orbit and burnt up.  More info here.   Odds are what was observed tonight was a bright meteor or fireball, and you can see the reports from the Amereican Meteor Society here.  If you saw it and would like to report it, click here.

Charlie Lopresti

About Charlie Lopresti

Charlie makes up the "Weather Part" of CBS News 13s evening edition. A native New Englander, he grew up enjoying the area's exciting and sometimes wild weather.