Hundreds of people in Florida and Cuba witnessed the phenomenon.
Over 450 people across the East Coast reported seeing the meteor on Wednesday morning.
More than 600 reports were filed with the American Meteor Society about the fireball over the weekend.
Events like these occur dozens of times each year. Why was this one special?
Usually, space debris ends up falling to Earth over oceans and in smaller pieces, making it harder to spot.
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Chemical composition gave the meteor its green color, according to the Astronomical Society of Thailand.
Fireballs can be as bright as the sun and larger than a full moon