Did you see it? Meteor lights up night sky over Massachusetts

LEOMINSTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A meteor was caught on camera lighting up the night sky over Massachusetts on Wednesday.

7NEWS viewers from across the Bay State shared home surveillance and dashcam video of the amazing sight.

Among them was a viewer who captured the meteor from his porch camera in Leominster.

Meteorologist Jackie Layer spoke with Sarah Weiner at the Museum of Science who says this is actually not an uncommon occurrence.

“There are meteors that happen basically every night. Anywhere on Earth, if you go outside and look up, you are likely to see at least one or two meteors. They are also known as shooting stars, or falling stars,” Weiner said. “So you are likely to see at least one or two. In a darker sky location, you are likely to see even more of them.”

Weiner said we are in meteor season which will peak on Aug. 12.

The meteor was reportedly seen by residents throughout New England.

 

 

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