By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Early on Sunday morning, hundreds of reports poured in after what appeared to be a meteor lit up the skies across the East Coast.
Around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, the skies lit up with an apparent meteor above Pittsburgh.
Just a meteor exploding over Pittsburgh tonight. No big deal. pic.twitter.com/evGD9JYYDX
— jeffrey (@LIVEFASTDIEAWSM) March 21, 2021
Some described it the apparent meteor as appearing to be blue.
Hey @RayPetelinWx interesting meteor or something just shot over our house in Ohio Township. Happened to see as I walked out in driveway! It was close, big… almost blue looking. Caught me by surprise. Chill inducing!
— Brian Metzer (@Brian_Metzer) March 21, 2021
Another person said they saw a green light like this in central New Jersey.
I saw a green light exactly like this between 12:23-12:26am in central NJ area near Princeton!!! I guess I saw my first meteor!
— Cat (@Cat28208146) March 21, 2021
Other locations where people claimed to have witnessed the meteor were reported near Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Philadelphia, and Maryland.
Another account posted a video from a Tesla cam, showing the apparent meteor shoot across the sky.
— J sal (@TSLACAM423) March 21, 2021
According to the American Meteor Society, 131 reports were submitted regarding this event.