A meteor streaked across the night sky over Maine early Wednesday morning.
At least a dozen people spotted a fireball in the sky over Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire and New Brunswick just after midnight, according to the American Meteor Society.
Chris L. in Alfred, who reported his sighting at 12:16 a.m., described the object as having a green glow with an ashen white and gray smokey trail.
“It was spectacular,” said Jeff B. of Falmouth, who reported seeing the fireball at 12:18 a.m. “It looked like a slow-motion Roman candle or something, only much cooler. It felt like it was rather close above me, but it was probably pretty far away.”
Other sightings in Maine came in from Kittery, Limerick and Peru, while others reported seeing the meteor from as far away as Quispamsis, New Brunswick, and as far south as Hartford, Connecticut, according to reports submitted to the American Meteor Society.
A meteor, also referred to as a shooting star or falling star, is formed when an object enters earth’s atmosphere and is heated by the friction of air resistance, according to the American Meteor Society. Meteors typically originate from comets.