This Bright Leonid Fireball Is Shown During The Storm Of 1966 In The Sky Above Wrightwood, Calif. The Leonids Occur Every Year On Or About Nov. 18Th And Stargazers Are Tempted With A Drizzle Of 10 Or 20 Meteors Fizzing Across The Horizon Every Hour. But Every 33 Years A Rare And Dazzling Leonids Storm Can Occur But, Astronomers Believe The 1999 Edition Of The Leonids Probably Won'T Equal 1966, Which Peaked At 144,000 Meteors Per Hour. (Courtesy Of (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)

If you were on the Eastern side of the state this weekend did you happen to see something in the sky? If so it was most likely a fireball. The American Meteor Society (AMS) confirmed that one of five fireballs seen in the US Friday night was over the North Carolina Coast. The organization released footage of a fireball streaking across the North Carolina sky.

The event happened around 7:40 p.m. ET according to NASA. According to the below Facebook post, the meteor or fireball was visible when it was 48 miles above the earth.

Fireball over the North Carolina coast last evening around 7:40 PM localThere were many reports of at least 5...

Posted by NASA Meteor Watch on Saturday, September 25, 2021

The meteor, which was going 32,000 miles per hour, went about 26 miles through the atmosphere. It then separating near Morehead City.

View a video of the event below:

Have you ever seen a fireball in North Carolina?

Source Newsweek

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