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New Jersey Police Officer's Dashcam Catches Fireball Flash Across Sky

Hamilton Township police Sgt. Michael Virga was on patrol when a meteor darted across the sky

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    Meteorologist Steve Sosna explains the reason why some New Jersian's may have seen a giant fireball fly over their house.

    (Published Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017)

    A South Jersey police was on patrol when a flash of light suddenly streaked across the early morning sky.

    Hamilton Township police Sgt. Michael Virga's dashcam captured the fireball streaking across the sky around 3:09 a.m. Saturday, the Mays Landing-based police department said. The light explodes before disappearing, a rare event called a bolide, police said.

    The American Meteor Society (AMS) said the light green flash, believed to be a meteor, lasted less than two seconds. Virga’s dashcam captured it from right to left.