MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) – A New Jersey police sergeant inadvertently captured images of a great meteor that crossed the sky last weekend.
Hamilton Township Police Sergeant. Michael Virga tells NJ.com he was patrolling early Sunday when his vehicle captured images of a fireball at 3:09 am
He says the fireball caught him by surprise and "lit up the whole sky like a lime green stripe. " "
I was not sure I captured the emotion until I checked the dash camera later.
The American Meteor Society confirms that the fireball was indeed a meteor." Society says it received multiple reports about it.
It was a fireball, which is a very large and very bright meteorite that explodes in the atmosphere.
A little over a week ago, almost 70 people reported seeing a ball of fire pass over the middle of the Atlantic. .
Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com