Did you see it? A bright light, streaking across the night sky was a delight to many across the Carolinas and throughout the Southeast.
According to reports, the meteor flew through the night sky around 8:43pm. Those who saw it describe a bright, white light lasting for about 10 seconds, and say it’s a sight they’ll never forget. Reports have been coming in from North Carolina, including the Triad area, as well as South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and even Florida.
Earl Ayers tweeted a video of the meteor captured on a camera at a home in Cornelius, North Carolina. Make sure to look to the upper left to see the bright light.
— Earl Ayers (@AyersEarl) April 13, 2017
Chief Meteorologist Tim Buckley says meteors are pretty common in the night sky, but typically they don’t last for more than a few seconds. This one seems to have been a long lived and particularly vibrant one, with many people remarking that it had a long tail.
Meteors are pretty common, but it's more rare to see one that lasts more than a few seconds with a bright tail like the one tonight. #meteor
— Tim Buckley (@TimBuckleyWX) April 13, 2017