EarthCam Captures Video of Fireball Gliding Across Sky
Have you ever seen a fireball "fall" from the sky? Well, here is your chance to do so safely.
EarthCam, with a camera mounted more than five hundred feet in the air atop the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., captured this footage of a meteor shooting across the night sky over Virginia and West Virginia on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
Look closely, though, and see if you can spot the other bright light that seems to "fall" as well. It can be seen on the middle to upper right quadrant of the screen. Is that a meteor, fireball, or something else?
The American Meteor Society says that the organization has received more than twenty reports of sightings of the fireball or meteor at 9:27pm ET (01:27UT).