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Rapid 32,000mph fireball seen flashing through the sky over North Carolina

A 32,000mph meteor was spotted whizzing through the sky over North Carolina.

A doorbell camera caught the fireball at astonishing speed.

American Meteor Society released footage showing the fireball lighting up the sky.

NASA Meteor Watch claims that more than 160 people witnessed the fireball lighting up the sky.

NASA wrote on Facebook: “An analysis of these accounts shows that the meteor skimmed the coast of North Carolina, becoming visible 48 miles above the ocean off Camp Lejeune, moving northeast at 32,000 miles per hour.

“It disintegrated 28 miles above Morehead City, after travelling 26 miles through Earth’s upper atmosphere.”



The meteor was reportedly travelling at 32,000mph
The meteor was reportedly travelling at 32,000mph

Reports of seeing the fireball came from Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, causing no injuries or damages.

Since September 25, the video recorded on the doorbell camera had more than 125,000 views.

The same fireball was captured in colour from the dashcam of a driver.

Many people commented below NASA’s Facebook post that they saw it.



A number of people reported seeing the meteor in Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia
A number of people reported seeing the meteor in Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia

One stargazer said: “I live 45 minutes northwest of RDU Airport, and wondered if a plane was exploding!

“It was just a bit over the treeline and moved in a northerly direction, and burned out before reaching the treeline.”

Another wrote: “This meteor was seen streaking across the sky at Pawleys Island (South Carolina) on Friday evening.

“It was amazing. We saw it break up as well. We were sure it was going to hit the water.”

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Rapid 32,000mph fireball seen flashing through the sky over North Carolina
Anurag Reddy
I'm a 29-year-old travel enthusiast, travel and nature photographer, Computer Science graduate, and Mass Communication student. I have seen different shades of life through traveling and lived different lives through reading. With every word I write, I travel within, and I understand myself better. Writing helps me discover myself, and that paved roads for me to choose writing as a profession.
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