Four Fireballs Spotted In Sky Along U.S. East Coast, Midwest

Multiple Fireballs Spotted In Midwest, Along Coast

Not one, not two, and not even three -- but four fantastic fireball events were reported Tuesday along the East Coast and in the Midwest, the American Meteor Society said.

The bright fireballs all came within a 90-minute timespan, according to the society. Multiple fireball events in a single evening are considered rare.

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four fireballsA heat map of where and when the four fireball events occurred.

The abundance of fireballs caught the attention of the twitterverse. "Is it possible that these [four] events are related to a recent (but very small) fragmentation event from a parent body," Twitter user Kevin Heider asked the American Meteor Society in a tweet Wednesday.

Actually, the society said evidence suggests that the fireballs were unrelated.

No matter what, the fireballs put on a spectacular show--just check out the photo below:

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