Reports of Green Glowing Meteor Sighting in DC Metro Area Sky
"I've seen a lot of fireworks and this was not that," says a Takoma Park resident who witnessed the phenomenon.
A bright meteor that glowed green streaked across the night sky in the Metro area Friday night, according to social media and news reports.
Witnesses reported seeing a bright light across Maryland and Virginia, with the light turning blue or green, followed by a yellowish glowing trail.
Twitter user Brenton Laverty characterized it as a huge, green meteor burning up over DC.
"I've seen a lot of fireworks and this was not that," a Takoma Park resident told the American Meteor Society.
Another user from Montgomery County, PA—E. Steven Collins—described the object as "Bright. Orange. Blue. White. Silver. Totally streaking by the sky light! Wow!"
According to several outlets, the object may have qualified as a fireball, defined by the American Meteor Society as a "very bright meteor, generally brighter than magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus in the morning or evening sky."
Click here for a map of where the object was seen along the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic, and what witnesses said about it.
Did you spot the bright object in the sky Friday night? Feel free to upload any images of the object to Patch.