LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A green fireball was spotted in several states, including Virginia, Monday night.
WNEW received a call from a listener around 6:20 p.m. who said he saw what appeared to be a green and blue light larger than a shooting star cross the sky near I-66 W. He says it fell straight down and he was unsure at first if it was a plane that crashed.
Soon after the call, people in other parts of Va. and across the U.S. took to Twitter to describe their own meteor sightings.
Large green #Meteor falling straight down in the sky over Cincinnati just now I saw coming down Montana Across town hubby saw it on 5mile rd— Patricia R.U.N? (@PattyCincinnati) November 3, 2014
@spann just saw something bright like a meteor come down onwards Talladega, coming home on Hwy 21 N... Anyone else see it?— Anna Williams (@angelanna81) November 3, 2014
The November 3 #meteor is clearly an omen that everyone needs to vote tomorrow.— Andrew Wilkins (@A_Wilkins_) November 3, 2014
The American Meteor Society received 21 reports about the fireball Monday evening from residents throughout the eastern portion of the country.
National Geographic reports that Wednesday is the peak of the Taurid meteor shower.