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Meteor Seen Exploding Near Berlin Home


BERLIN, Md. - A meteor lights up the night sky from Maine to North Carolina and on Delmarva.

One Worcester County woman says she believes she knows where this one may have landed.

"It was huge," said Amy Kern of Berlin.

Kern is talking about a fireball that lit up the night sky right in her Berlin neighborhood.

"It got more golden and then a bigger line of golden and then right when it got here, it was a huge ball. Then I just saw it literally explode, but there was no noise. Absolutely no noise," said Kemp.

Video of that meteorite was captured Friday around 8 p.m. by Hopkins Automotive in Salisbury.

A bright light flew across the sky.

Angela Dorey of Milford saw it also.

"It was so bright, colorful and had a nice big trail or fireball, and then I realized it was going sideways," said Dorey.

Kern wanted to see if anything was left behind. She walked through a path near her home that leads to an open field. She says that field is where it must have landed.

"It didn't drop out of the sky, but it just burst out to the left and the right," said Kern.

According the American Meteor Society, reports about fireballs are received daily.

AMS also reports that since 2005 there's been 17,000 reports of fireballs. These reports of fireballs only seem to be increasing. In 2012, researchers say they noticed a significant increase in larger events.

Tommye and Phil Staley of Milford say although they didn't see Friday's meteor, they have seen others in the past.

"You just see it coming and just whoosh and then it just disappears and then just a large flash," said Phil Staley.

Kern and others say while this meteor was interesting to see, they're happy it didn't get any closer to cause any damage.

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