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Massive Fireball is Captured in Video in North Carolina

The American meteor society shared a Stunning video of a Massive Fireball streaking across the sky above North Carolina last week. The video was captured on Friday from the porch of a home in Rowland Pond, North Carolina, showing a Massive Fireball fall from the sky.

NASA says the fireball fell over the North Carolina coast at around 7:40 p.m. and was one of at least five fireballs seen over the U.S. in the same night. The organization received 148 fireball reports on Friday from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia. The Massive Fireball in North Carolina had the largest group of eyewitness accounts, with more than 80 people reporting it.

NASA says an analysis of these accounts shows the meteor was visible 48 miles above the ocean off Camp Lejeune and soared northeast at about 32,000 miles per hour. It traveled 26 miles through Earth’s upper atmosphere then disintegrated 28 miles above Morehead City on the coast.

Meteoroids usually enter the earth’s atmosphere at 25,000 mph to 160,000 mph but rapidly decelerate as they travel through the atmosphere, according to society. The Massive Fireball was captured in at least two different videos. The one obtained by the American meteor society has gone viral, with nearly 95,000 views.The American Meteor Society said that because the moon phases last week, with a full moon on September 20, there was a limited opportunity to view meteors between moon set and dawn. Many stargazers were able to spot meteors.

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