For the second time in less than a week, a bright streaking object has been reported above the skies of New York state, traveling well above the speed of sound. Hundreds of witnesses in multiple states reported the object late Saturday night, as it raced high up in Earth's atmosphere.

One of the areas in the lower Hudson Valley where eyewitnesses reported the sighting was not far from a previous fireball report last week.

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Fireballs are defined by the International Astronomical Union as "a meteor brighter than any of the planets". Meteors and fireballs can easily light up the sky, as these fast-moving space rocks often burn up in the upper parts of Earth's atmosphere upon entry.

Latest Meteor Sighting Over New York State 

NASA Meteor Watch posted on their Facebook page that a bright meteor was seen over New York on Saturday, April 13, just past 9 PM.

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NASA says that analysis indicates that the fireball first became visible 50 miles above Mamaroneck in Westchester County, moving a bit east of north at 38,000 miles per hour. The object disintegrated at an altitude of 30 miles above Norven Green State Forest, after traveling some 37 miles through the upper atmosphere.

This meteor was not associated with any currently active meteor shower, says NASA.

NASA says that "well over one hundred eyewitnesses" in New York, as well as Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia had filed reports with the American Meteor Society of a "bright meteor".

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15 New York State Observatories To View Space Like The James Webb

NASA and the James Webb Space Telescope have gotten the world excited about space once again. With breathtaking photos from space, it's safe to assume that we've all got a little bit of "Space Fever." Where can you look at stars across New York State? Where are the top observatories and places to view space?

If you're looking to look at the stars, these are some of the top places to sit back and relax from Earth to see them. We did the research for you, and we know these are open to the public. Here's a list of 15 observatories to check out:

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Other Meteors Seen Over New York in 2024

A number of reports came in early morning April 10 of a "bright green, almost neon color" light that was falling toward Earth, according to Fox Weather. The American Meteor Society says they received about 60 witness reports, with some in New York state, of a bright fireball that quickly fell from the sky, and disappeared.

Back in January 2024, a resident's Wyze smart camera showed a bright meteor streaking across the night sky above Chestertown in Warren County.

Another fireball was spotted in February, as The Washington Post had reported that the trajectory algorithm estimated the object was traveling from "southwest to northeast", through "western Pennsylvania before it disintegrated in the atmosphere."

Another sighting was reported over multiple states March 19.

The Top 25 Most Baffling UFO Sightings Reported in New York This Year

When residents of the Empire State spot something unexplainable in the skies, they report it to the National UFO Reporting Center. There's been about 80 new sightings so far in 2023 that raised a few hackles.

NUFORC does investigate what people saw to determine if they actually witnessed alien activity or something else. Oftentime, these reports turn out to be false flags. For example; someone from NYC reported seeing a strange, square-like object in the sky on July 22. They provided a photo to NUFORC, who then ruled the person saw an "advertising banner behind a private aircraft."

However, there have been several creepy reports that couldn't be brushed off with a logical explanation. And some of these reports had photo or video evidence attached.

Scroll through New York's top 25 weirdest sightings of 2023.