Fireball Spotted Over Maine Earlier This Week
Earlier this week residents in Midcoast Maine reportedly saw a bright fireball streaking across the night sky.
Around midnight Wednesday, Midcoast residents reported hearing a loud boom and saw a bright fireball in the night sky. According to WMTW, United States Geological Survey had no reported earthquakes, while American Meteor Society has about a dozen reports of a meteor.
In the video above you can see the meteor's reflection on a parked car.
The meteor is likely apart of the Geminid meteor shower, which peaked this week.
Another spacey event will take place this weekend. According to EarthSky.org, Sunday Dec. 16, comet 46P/Wirtanen will pass Earth within 7.1 million miles. Although it's the brightest comet that can be seen from Earth, it will be hard to see with the naked eye.