New Jersey Police Officer's Dashcam Catches Fireball Flash Across Sky

New Jersey Police Officer's Dashcam Catches Fireball Flash Across Sky

New Jersey Police Officer's Dashcam Catches Fireball Flash Across Sky

On Thursday the Township of Hamilton Police Department tweeted a video of the fireball that was shot in the early hours of December 2.

Hamilton Township police Sgt. Michael Virga's dashcam captured the fireball streaking across the sky around 3:09 a.m. Saturday, the Mays Landing-based police department said.

"The fireball was seen primarily from Pennsylvania but was also seen from New York, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Washington, DC", it explained, in a post on its website earlier this week.

Everything you need to know about these rare fireballs can be found in the American Meteor Society's handy FAQ.

AMS added that aa bolide is a special type of fireball which explodes in a bright terminal flash at it's end "often with visible fragmentation".