Sunday, January 27, 2013 22:50

(Before It’s News)

fireballschartImage above is a live meteor detection chart for January 28th, 2013 around midnight. EST.

From Virginia to Ohio, people are reporting sightings of fireballs and meteors shooting across the sky Sunday night around 9:30 pm Eastern time. Hundreds of reports of spectacular fireballs have rushed into news stations across the Eastern half of the United States in many states while reports to the American meteor society are making many people wonder whether or not what they witnessed in the sky was a fireball or meteor afterall. From WSET in Virginia:

Dozens of viewers, nearing over 100 as of Sunday Night, report seeing a very bright “fireball” streak across the night sky.

Witnesses report a vivid tail of fire-like red particles extending from the fireball.