Meteor spotted over northern New England and Canada


BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP/WWLP) — A meteor first spotted over Vermont’s Mount Mansfield State Forest was likely traveling more than 40,000 miles per hour before it burned up, experts say.

NASA Meteor Watch says the bright fireball was seen just before 5:40 p.m. Sunday. It traveled 33 miles (53 kilometers) before burning up over Orleans County. More than 100 eyewitnesses from across the region reported seeing it. It was seen over northern New England and Canada.

“There was no sound whatsoever,” Al Gregoritsch of South Burlington said, “I was very excited to see it. It’s a phenomenon I will never forget.”

22News also received at least one report of a sighting in Franklin County.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Donate Today