"It's a reminder that we need to stay vigilant and know how to protect ourselves and detect these before they happen," said a planetary scientist.
The fiery meteor was captured by several security cameras as it passed overhead in the dead of night.
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Some eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud boom, which sounded like "big trucks crashing."
Amazed eyewitnesses managed to capture footage of the fireball as it blazed through the Earth's atmosphere.
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"It was really a spectacular observation. People have captured something very special here," said Glen Nagle from the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.
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A large fireball was spotted crashing from the sky in Salem and police have yet to determine its exact location and origin.
The incident was captured on several webcams and home security cameras.
Images have been shared on social media showing the huge blast, which was seen for miles around.
The meteor was about a foot wide and was traveling at an estimated 55,000 miles per hour.
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