Meteor spotted over northern New England and Canada

March 8, 2021 GMT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A meteor first spotted over Vermont’s Mount Mansfield State Forest was likely traveling more than 40,000 miles per hour before it burned up, experts say.

NASA Meteor Watch says the bright fireball was seen just before 5:40 p.m. Sunday. It traveled 33 miles (53 kilometers) before burning up over Orleans County. More than 100 eyewitnesses from across the region reported seeing it. It was seen over northern New England and Canada.

“There was no sound whatsoever,” Al Gregoritsch, of South Burlington, told “I was very excited to see it. It’s a phenomenon I will never forget.”