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.
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?