Did You See That Thing in the Sky?

Something bright was seen in the sky over Connecticut and other states too, on Sunday, Jan. 12. Did you see it?

This photograph of a bollide was taken in October 2012. Credit: Aaron Turner
This photograph of a bollide was taken in October 2012. Credit: Aaron Turner
"Did anyone see the fireball or meteor that flew over Woodbury around 5:10 this evening?" Ruth Melchiori asked on the Woodbury-Middlebury Patch Facebook page.

"I was driving north on Rt. 6 just past the light at Sherman Hill when I saw it come from my left low in the sky and then break up and fall down as sparks (just like fireworks)," she wrote.

The American Meteor Society is investigating reports from this evening and multiple sightings took place in Connecticut.

One person named Cathy W. reported seeing something on Aunt Hack Road in Danbury. Justin V. wrote on the AMS website and said he was on West King Street in Danbury. 

"I was driving and noticed it enter from the top of my windshield and followed it to the horizon," he said.

Did you see something in the sky tonight? What did it look like?

Note: The photo attached to this article was taken in October 2012, by Aaron Turner. He described something similar in this blog post on bollides.
jv January 12, 2014 at 10:07 PM
yes my wife saw it. we were going north on the merritt..we saw it flash by then break up. it lasted for about 5 seconds
Sandy Jossick Anderson January 12, 2014 at 11:10 PM
I didn't, but I was on the phone with a client that lives in Bantam. she said it looked like a fireball!


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