Multiple reports of fireball sightings across North Carolina

There were various reports of a fireball sighting in the North Carolina sky on Thursday.

The American Meteorological Society said they received 253 reports on Thursday about a fireball seen over North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina.

The fireball sightings were reported all across the Tar Heel state at about 6:15 p.m., including locations in the Piedmont.

“It was by far the neatest experience ever,” wrote a woman on AMSMeteors.org, who reported seeing it in Lexington. “I was at soccer practice with my children and just so happen to look up!”

A fireball is a meteor with a brightness which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus in the morning or evening sky, according to AMSMeteors.

The YouTube video below shows the fireball falling in the middle of the sky in the Raleigh area at about the :06 mark.