|Occurred : 10/3/2014 19:53 (Entered as : 10/03/14 19:53)
Reported: 10/3/2014 8:35:40 PM 20:35
Location: Toms River, NJ
|Very low fireball, leaving a sparking trail, that was short-lived.. only a few seconds. Traveling sideways toward the ground..
Upon exiting the (big/super)Shop-Rite on the intersection of Rt.37 and Rt. 166 in Toms River, I was getting into my vehicle and my eyes were drawn upward.
There was a bright fireball traveling sideways, with a slight downward trajectory, that was not high enough to be a "shooting star", but lower than an airplane, lets say.
My first thought was it might me a firework of some sort, but this was way too high and bright.. and the trajectory was totally sideways. It burned very bright as if on fire, and left sparks/ remnants in the air. It was just East/ SouthEast of the Shoprite.
I feel it was a metorite honestly, but I've never seen one so low before. I would say it was around 1000 feet in the air. It streaked like a shooting star.. but much lower and I could see details much more clearly.