People who spotted the apparent meteor described it as a bright, colorful object streaking across the night sky.
Twitter was abuzz Friday night with reports of a large, bright meteor streaking across the night sky over the Eastern Seaboard.
Several readers told NBC4 that they spotted the meteor just before 8 p.m. Friday.
Another user from Montgomery County, PA—E. Steven Collins—described the object as “Bright. Orange. Blue. White. Silver. Totally streaking by the sky light! Wow!”
According to several outlets, the object may have qualified as a fireball, defined by the American Meteor Society as a “very bright meteor, generally brighter than magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus in the morning or evening sky.”
Patch will have more information on Friday’s sighting as it becomes available.
Did you spot the bright object in the sky Friday night from Bethesda? What did it look like? Let us know in the comments, and feel free to upload any images of the object to Patch.