HIGH POINT, N.C. — A large meteor was spotted streaking across the skies of central North Carolina and several other states on Monday evening.
People in Greensboro, High Point, Asheville, Fayetteville and Raleigh reported seeing the fireball around 6:20 p.m. ET. Several eyewitnesses described the fireball as having a green tail.
There were similar reports from eyewitnesses in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky and several other states.
“AMS received 89 reports about this fireball seen over GA, IN, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA and WV on November 3rd 2014,” AMS wrote on its website.
Steve Sobel captured a fireball on video over Chicago around 6:25 p.m. CT, an hour after similar reports in North Carolina and other states. It remains unclear if the sighting is related to similar sightings on the East Coast.
— lakechick73 (@lakechick73) November 4, 2014
— Nicole Heath (@LivingNSuburbia) November 4, 2014
@capitalweather bright meteor…green…looking west from Burke VA about 6:20pm
— Indycar Weatherman (@Indycar_Wxman) November 3, 2014
— Andrew Wilkins (@A_Wilkins_) November 3, 2014
— Cam Man Ron Lee (@WBTVCamMan) November 3, 2014
@wxbrad saw meteor heading up to charlotte on I77 from Rock Hill, any other reports?
— Prater (@MattPrater10) November 3, 2014