Bright Daytime Fireball over Long Island, NY

Over 130 fireball reports from 9 states

The AMS has received over 130 reports so far about of a daytime fireball event seen above NY State on October 18th, 2017 around 03:00pm EDT (19:00 Universal Time). The fireball was seen primarily from New York and New Jersey but was also seen from Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland and New Hampshire.

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Witness Location and first estimated ground trajectory – AMS Event #3837-2017

The event has been caught on tape and reported to the AMS by R. Wade from

The preliminary 3D trajectory computed based on all the reports submitted to the AMS shows that the Fireball was traveling from North East to South West and ended its flight somewhere above the Nantucket Canyon in the Atlantic Ocean.

First estimated 3D trajectory – AMS Event #3837-2017