Possible Meteor Caught on Camera

Courtesy: Portsmouthwebcam.net

Just after 10:10 PM last night, reports of a bright blue flash came streaming in from locations all over New England, and Southern Canada.

Today, Porrsmouthwebcam.net posted a picture of a bright object streaking through the sky over Portsmouth last night just after 10:12 PM. The image is consistent with reports from last night in both the object’s color and direction of travel.

Dr. Mercedes Richards, a professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State, says, “this streak looks a lot like a meteor formed from a large rock. I suspect that a meteorite may have hit the ground near.”

A simply remarkable sight to be caught on camera! Please leave a comment if you saw the blue flash where you are.