VIDEO: Fireball seen shooting across NC sky - | WBTV Charlotte

VIDEO: Fireball seen shooting across NC sky

A still picture from a video posted by Earl Ayers on Twitter. A still picture from a video posted by Earl Ayers on Twitter.
CORNELIUS, NC (WBTV) -

Several people reported seeing a large fireball in the sky over North Carolina Wednesday evening.

WBTV received several calls about the sighting from across the Southeast around 8:45 p.m. They said the meteor had a long tail and was moving west to east.

One viewer, Earl Ayers, posted a video to Twitter which he said he captured on a "Nest Cam" in Cornelius.

WBTV's Chief Meteorologist Eric Thomas said the typical meteor is about the size of a grain of sand. He said that while we can't be certain, the one spotted Wednesday was likely a bit bigger. 

Thomas said the object likely never made it to the ground before burning up.

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