Many car owners have installed dashcams in their cars, which not only serve as evidence to reduce the phenomenon of being touched, but may also record something interesting. On Wednesday night, local time, a flash was recorded in the night sky in parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio, captured by a nearby dashcam on the road. Scientists say it’s likely to be a meteor.
The meteor is believed to have crossed the sky at around 4am local time on Wednesday. The American Meteor Society says it has received about 700 reports of the light in 15 states. According to experts, the light is likely to be a meteor, and the flight is believed to have ended somewhere over North Benton, Ohio.
The bright light is likely to be a random meteor, independent of any known meteor shower. Robert Rumsford, an expert with the American Meteor Society, says it only takes a softball-sized object to create a flash as bright as a full moon. The flash that occurred early Wednesday morning is likely to have come from an object larger than that. It is not yet estimated how big the object might be.