Possible Meteor Spotted in Odenton, Along Eastern Seaboard
From New England to the Carolinas, people reported seeing something bright flashing across the sky. Some local residents reported on social media that they saw some in the Odenton area.
Social media was alive with chatter Friday evening as people up and down the east coast spotted a possible meteor streaking across the night sky.
Residents in the Odenton and Gambrills area said they saw the object at about 8 p.m.
"Big green fireball going from left to right just above us and then burning out as it headed towards land," said Joanna White Kille, on Broadneck Patch's Facebook page.
Kille said she was drive north on Route 3 near Waugh Chapel Road. She described what she saw as "a slow-moving emerald green fireball with a golden tail about twice the size in length of two full moons."
As of Friday night, the American Meteor Society said it received more than 440 reports of sightings from Florida to Maine.
A man identifying himself as "Greg C." told the AMS that he saw it at 7:55 p.m. near Fort Meade.
"i was traveling in the passenger seat heading east on rt 32 towards annapolis when i observed the bright trail. it first appeared to be a firework but the angle and intensity of the streak was too straight and bright. it lasted for about 3-4 sec and flashed slightly before trailing off. i did not hear anything because i was in a moving car. it was an intense blue/white and the tail was orange and red."
One person claiming to be from Crofton reported a sighting exactly at 8 p.m.
Due to the visibility of the meteor, it may meet the criteria of a "fireball," the Post said.
Did you see the "fireball" in the sky? Did you take a picture? Let us know what you saw.