Vermonters see, hear, feel fireball speeding over state

Published: Mar. 7, 2021 at 11:40 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a meteor!

You called us from all over the state Sunday, reporting a loud boom and a body-rattling vibration. Well, we found out you were hearing and feeling a meteor hit the atmosphere!

We caught it happening on our camera at the Burlington International Airport-- a bright fireball flying over northern Vermont around 5:40 p.m.

NASA Meteor Watch says it was moving at 47,000 mph. It traveled 33 miles from above Mount Mansfield State Forest to Beach Hill near Newport, before burning up.

Fireball over northern Vermont Eyewitnesses in the NorthEast and Canada are reporting seeing a bright fireball this...

Posted by NASA Meteor Watch on Sunday, March 7, 2021

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