Hundreds of people spotted a fireball shooting into the sky Wednesday night

Washington – Residents across nearly a dozen states and Canada reported seeing a fireball in the sky Wednesday night, with some describing it as an event they had never seen before.

The American Meteor Society has begun receiving reports Just after 6:45 p.m. a glowing object quickly crossed the sky.

Based on a number of reports, the association said that what was observed was believed to be a fireball and identified its likely path as being over the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The video was provided to FOX Weather A security camera in Linden, Virginia, showed the bright meteorite, which was only visible for a few seconds.

One Ohio observer noted that it “appeared very large in the sky and had a long path.”

“It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen,” the State College, Pennsylvania, resident declared.

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NASA says that meteorites that enter the Earth's atmosphere are called meteoroids, and if they collide with the Earth, they gain the name meteorite.

Space agency estimates 48.5 tons of space matter hits Earth every day, but much of the material burns up and is not visible.

Less than 5% of meteorites survive friction and speeds exceeding 25,000 miles per hour to strike the Earth's surface.

So far, the American Meteor Society has not received any reports that Wednesday's space material hit Earth, but if it did, it appears the southwest-northeast regions were in its path.

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Meteorites are said to consist mainly of metallic and rocky materials and their size usually ranges from a pebble to a fist.

A museum in Maine has offered a $25,000 reward for the remains of a fireball that shot across the sky last April, but no one has publicly claimed to have found a piece of outer space.

Planetary experts estimate that only 500 meteorites reach Earth's surface each year, with fewer than ten ever recovered.

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