Baku. 18 May. REPORT.AZ/ For a few seconds, the sky over Portland, Maine, lit up as a giant fireball crashed through Earth’s atmosphere, and it was caught on video, Report informs referring to the foreign media.
Dashcam video from the Portland Police Department captured the fireball’s brief but impressive flight early Tuesday morning.
According to the American Meteor Society, such events are extremely common, but extremely rare to behold.
The society’s operations manager, Mike Hankey, says fireballs (and yes, that’s the correct astronomical term) happen pretty regularly when debris hits the Earth’s atmosphere and creates friction and heat.
The museum will offer a $20,000 reward if a 1 kilogram meteorite is recovered.