Huge Fireball over Northeastern US

17 May 2016

The AMS has received nearly 700 reports so far about a fireball event over Northeastern US on May 17th 2016 around 12:50am EDT (4:50 UT). The fireball was seen primarily from Maine but witnesses from Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Ontario (Canada) and Québec (Canada) also reported the event.

2 Objects entered the Earth’s atmosphere

2 Objects entered the Earth’s atmosphere


Below is one of the two videos from the Burlington International Airport (©Burlington International Airport)
Below is a video of the event caught by a police officer of the Plattsburgh Police Department



Trajectory


Below is the heatmap of the witnesses location and an estimation of the ground trajectory. The trajectory is calculated by triangulation based on the reports we received.
Trajectory


Below is a video of the event caught on Dash Cam by the Portland Maine Police Department
Below is compilation of multiple videos of the event: