Reports of meteor sightings light up East Coast

Did anyone else catch that? Lots of people are reporting seeing a meteor light up the skies over several East Coast cities tonight, including New York and Washington, D.C.

That goes for us, too. Anyone have any pictures?

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Can’t we all just get along? We thought we could have one nice hate-free astronomical post, but no.

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No, this is not a picture of the meteor. It’s a picture of a meteor, but this photo has been on the Internet for a while.



  • Maxx

    That flaming, orange-red object crashing down over Washington, DC skies would be Obama’s economy.

    Either that, or Biden is shooting through doors again.

    • Spatial Awareness

      #NewScreen XD

    • Brent Guthrie

      It was a “dragon’s breath” style shotgun shell. Check them out on YouTube. They’re pretty darned cool.

      • IceColdTroll

        “Have nice day!”
        –FPS Russia

    • janerator

      Oh my Lord!!! You just made my day!

  • Tyler

    Pics or it didn’t happen

  • TJ

    Problem is that there will be few car dash cam videos that will have recorded it.

  • waltermitty2012

    Holy crap! This is how War of the Worlds started. After taking over the Earth, the Martians plan to repeal Obamacare and balance the budget in 10 years.

    • Rob

      And bring peace to all nations
      and medical cures for every disease
      and the aliens will offer it up merely as their appointed duty.

      Democrats will tack on measures that will defeat the purpose of the bill which the aliens will have to decline and then cry that the Aliens are not being compromising and bipartisan.

      • qcubed

        And republicans will all get their guns and bibles and, screaming “expiation” will attempt to shoot the Aliens. You’re a jackass.

        • Rob

          I can’t help but wonder if your political view of Republicans is so naive and ignorant if you share similar naive and ignorant views of the Democratic party.
          Let me guess. You actually believe that the Democrats give one bit of a damn about minorities other than votes. Entire Democratically run urban regions with NO Republican influence are sink holes of poverty and crime. They don’t give a damn. Democrats helmed Detroit straight into the sand bar of socio-economic failure.
          Democratic leaning school systems are failing on an education system that has not changed since the 1880’s and siphons more and more money to no effect but to pad their own pockets. And I’m not talking teachers, they are the human shields they throw up when threats of cuts are spoken and martyrs when there are.
          So if you’re so ignorant of the giant system that is politics that you can only describe it in gross caricatures then get out. Go back to watching reality TV and stay inside. You and your ilk, of both political parties need to stay inside your homes and twiddle your thumbs when elections come around. You lack the mental capacity to grasp what is happening and you are but a pawn of larger forces than yourself.

          • qcubed

            Of course I realize all of politics is corrupted beyond help but I have to throw my disgust more heavily towards the side that openly advocates removing all safety nets in favor of allowing the rich to plunder the rest of the cookie jar and also despises personal freedoms so much as to legislate access to abortions and gay marriages(in the face of their vehement calls for “smaller government and less regulation”).

            Hypocrisy is rampant on both sides. I just choose to voice my hatred against one side more than the other.

  • Nate

    Glowing greenish fireball?

    DC blow through another trillion dollars already?

  • Tommy McCarthy

    It’s not March 23rd there yet, what’s up with that?

    • Tommy McCarthy

      What time zone is this based on?

      • WilliamAmos

        Twitter is set to GMT

  • Zachary Smorto

    It’s just a meteor guys.. maybe if you spent more time outside this wouldn’t be such a rare sight for everyone. I’ve seen these many times, the green glow is nothing more than a result of what the chemical formula the meteor has. Probably copper or aluminum.

    • Chase C.

      Why would I want to spend time outside when I have the internet? Seems like a waste to me.

      • IceColdTroll

        O God, you made me choke on my beer.

    • IceColdTroll

      THAT . . . .is what they =want= you to think . .. .

  • Cathy Heyworth Harris

    The time clocks are out of order. It’s 9:43 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013. How can a meteor be over PA at 12:03 a.m. Saturday.

  • Duke

    Amazing! I was outside earlier tonight and saw this. I really thought it was just someone setting off a firework in town since it was so green. I didn’t think it looked so much like a firework, but I have never seen a meteor leave such a brightly colored green trail.

    • Carol

      I saw it too a few hours ago (from Amherst, Massachusetts). I just happened to be talking on my phone parked in our driveway facing the right direction when I saw this green light streak from right to left then disappear after a few seconds. It was a bright green and I too thought it was a firework or something, but couldn’t figure out why it would streak from right to left in an almost horizontal path. I forgot about it after getting off the phone until I saw on the evening news that there had been meteor spottings and that it was green. Pretty cool! I wish I could have taken a photo, but it was so fast and I didn’t expect it.

  • Joseph A White

    Meteor, Hell…That was our own “Superman”, Barack Hussein Obama, using his speed of light powers to get back from the Middle East in time for his 7:45 tee time tomorrow at Andrews AFB Country Club. Can’t keep Tiger waiting, now, can he???

  • Gary Combs

    OMG ITS FROM THE FUTURE! SO I am going to be outside with like 8 cameras ready!!!!1! I mean, why not? My first concern was the time…. uh, what?

  • Guest

    enhh… Too bad it didn’t hit the reset button on that corrupt place and flush the toilet allowing us to start over.

    • IceColdTroll

      Heh heh, yup.

  • Adela Wagner

    Dr. Jill Biden shooting that darn shotgun off into the sky from out on the garden variety balcony, again.

  • fishydude

    That was no meteor. It was the beginning if an alien invasion :)

  • John Kerry’s Forehead

    Hopi Prophesy? Blue Cucina arrives.

  • Scott Anderson

    SMOD missed DC? Keep shootin’, SMOD!

  • $23629333

    George Noory’s phones must have been lit up like the sky over the East Coast.

    Should listening to George Noory disqualify someone from voting?

    How about being able to correctly name all of the Kardashian sisters?

  • RightThinking1

    Dang! Missed D.C.

  • $4752944

    I’ve seen this movie. After several meteors hit the atmosphere during a period of days and weeks, w/some of them hitting towns or cities and causing unbelievable amounts of destruction, the camera cuts to a large asteroid in outer space which is hurtling directly towards the earth. Usually surrounded by smaller bits and pieces of the same asteroid.
    Where’s the ominous music? There’s always ominous music playing in the background.

  • E Quilibrate

    Really Rick, Really, maybe someone could loan you a life, as it
    is certainly clear that you don’t have one of our own.

  • qcubed

    Aww…how delightfully tolerant and grown up of you?

  • IceColdTroll

    Just responding in kind. ;- )
    Now go grab your Molotov cocktails and “Rules For Radicals” and blow yourself the ffkk up.

  • E Quilibrate

    I believe he was being “delightfully tolerant” ya tool.

  • qcubed

    Ah,yes, considering the party he aligns with I guess you are correct. I would hate to see him being uncivil.