MAYS LANDING, N.J. — A New Jersey police sergeant inadvertently captured footage of a giant meteor streaking throughout the sky.
Hamilton Township police Sgt. Michael Virga tells NJ.com he was on patrol early Sunday when his car dashcam captured footage of a fireball simply after three a.m.
He says the fireball took him unexpectedly and “lit up the complete sky like a lime inexperienced streak.” He wasn’t positive he captured it till he checked the dashcam later.
Township of Hamilton Police Dashcam Captures Fireball
On 12/2 at three:09 am, Sgt. Michael Virga was on patrol when his car dashcam caught a fireball within the sky. @SNJToday @amsmeteors @NBCPhiladelphia @tedgreenbergNBC @weatherchannel @NorEasterNick @myWeatherNJ @6abc pic.twitter.com/o8VYmqahpu
— Twp of Hamilton PD (@NJHTPD) December 7, 2017
The American Meteor Society confirms that the fireball was certainly a meteor. The society says it acquired a number of stories about it.
It was a bolide, which is a really massive, very vibrant meteor that explodes within the ambiance.
Simply over every week earlier, virtually 70 individuals reported seeing a fireball passing over the mid-Atlantic.