New Jersey Gets Treated To Meteor Show

New Jersey Gets Treated To Meteor Show



to catch a glimpse of this bright fireball last night police across New Jersey and several other states reported seeing this incredible sight it was a meteor CBS 2's Meg Baker spoke with from the witnesses the fireball started out as a thin white streak transitioning into a bright bluish flash traveling across the night sky late Wednesday night Tonya Chalmers was with friends at the Rockefeller lookout on the Palisades Parkway in Englewood Cliffs at 11:00 p.m. she had an unobstructed view and we were just chatting and looking out looking at the stars planes taking off and landing and then also we saw a super bright flash her friend caught it on camera his dashboard cam is usually on like 24/7 it was bright white and then you almost saw a little bit of blue and then it kind of like fizzled out the American meteor Society says what appeared to be a meteor traveled from south east to Northeast people observed it from North Carolina to Maine Rutgers professor Carlton Pryor says it's an unusual event to see such a bright shooting star the glow is created by friction this one may have only been the size of a football it was absolutely incredible Pryor says it faded out over land in Connecticut so there is a chance bits of outer space reached the ground in Paramus New Jersey Meg Baker CBS 2 News that is beyond cool scientists at Rutgers used meteors to research how the solar system was formed and if you find what you think is a piece of a meteor professor Pryor says to wrap it up in aluminum foil it'll feel much heavier than a rock and it may be slightly magnetized there

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