Daylight Fireball Over North Carolina

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AMS Event#3320-2016 – Dash-cam image of the image taken along I-95 by Pedro Martinez (©)

More than 340 reports

The AMS has received over 340 reports so far about of a rare daylight fireball event over seen over North Carolina on September 8th, 2016 around 6:03pm EDT (22:03 UT). The fireball was seen primarily from North Carolina but witnesses from Virginia and South Carolina also reported the event.

If you witnessed this event please fill an official fireball report.

If you have a video or a photo of this event please contact us.

If you want to learn more about Fireballs: read our Fireball FAQ.

Below is the map of the witnesses location.

AMS Event#3320-2016 – Witnesses Location


Below is a video of the event caught on a dashcam and shared on Youtube by Neil Chester.


The preliminary estimated trajectory plotted from the witness reports shows the meteor was traveling from the north east to the south west and ended its flight near Enfield, NC.

AMS Event#3320-2016 – First estimated trajectory



  • Evans 7 years ago

    Several of our soccer players say it between 5:30-6 in Chocowinity NC.

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    • Jim 7 years ago

      I was waiting on a granddaughter to finish soccer practice and saw the fireball. I was located in Kernersville, NC.

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  • Lynn 7 years ago

    As traveling on 15-501N in Durham, NC almost crossing over I-40, I saw the fireball. My cellphone time was 6:03 pm.

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  • Lynn 7 years ago

    While driving north on 15-501 I saw the fireball. I was near Chapel Hill/Durham line.

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  • Deidre 7 years ago

    I was leaving out my drive way in Salisbury N.C when I seen the fireball

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