According to, a bright meteor (also know as a fireball) that burned up near the southern coast of New Jersey on Tuesday night, was seen by people up and down the east coast.

The fireball was described as being blue or green in color.  Some people also reported hearing a loud explosion.



The American Meteor Society says that while seeing a very bright meteor, like the one spotted earlier this week, is rare, that, "Several thousand meteors of fireball magnitude occur in the Earth’s atmosphere each day. The vast majority of these, however, occur over the oceans and uninhabited regions, and a good many are masked by daylight."


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