March 24, 2013
A flash of light that streaked across the sky over the east coast of the United States was probably a single meteor, Nasa has announced.
“Judging from the brightness, we’re dealing with something as bright as the full moon,” said Bill Cooke, who works for Nasa’s Meteoroid Environmental Office.
“We basically had a boulder enter the atmosphere over the northeast.”
Mr Cooke said the meteor had been widely seen, with hundreds of reports on social media like Twitter as well as the website of the American Meteor Society.