VIDEO: ‘Fireball’ meteor streaks across Virginia sky Wednesday morning

Virginia News

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A ‘fireball’ meteor lit up the Virginia sky shortly before sunrise on Wednesday. 

A video posted by Twitter user ‘Midlo Snow Maker’ shows the meteor streaking across the sky at Smith Mountain Lake in Penhook, Virginia.

8News received several other calls from viewers who witnessed the ‘fireball,’ which the American Meteor Society (AMS) describes as “a meteor brighter than the planet Venus.”

AMS said on their website that they received over 190 reports about the fireball, which occurred around 6:35 a.m., and was seen from New York State to North Carolina. 

According to AMS, the fireball ended its flight somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Norfolk, Virginia. 

Did you see the meteor? Send 8News your photos and videos to news@wric.com. 

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