A ball of fire swept across the night sky over New England. This happened around 11:15 pm, according to the American Meteorite Society (AMS).
AMS has received 85 reports of a bright meteorite seen over Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. He has also been seen in New Jersey and New York, as well as Canada.
The event stunned people across the region, and Sarah K., from Cumberland, Maine, said, "I've never seen anything like it. Looks like a shooting star, but much faster and much brighter."
A woman from New Durham, New Hampshire said that at first she did not quite understand what it was, but the sight was quite impressive.
"Very bright and amazing," she said. "A huge flash of light, I thought it was lightning, and then I thought it was fireworks, but there was no sound. It had a bright tail, and it lit up the whole sky."
Many Massachusetts residents reported seeing a ball of fire illuminate the sky, and a resident of Skithwaite said it was very bright over Massachusetts Bay.
A man from Everett said it was "the best and longest spectacle I have seen so far in my life."
A woman from Haverhill commented that "it was the best fireball! Very exciting! 5 stars, no irony!"
Several eyewitnesses also reported that the fireball was green.