[UPDATE] Meteor sighted over New York City

Posted: 10:54 PM, Mar 22, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-23 19:09:01-04

The fireball streaks over Seaford, Del.

NEW YORK, NY (PIX11) – A meteor-like object has been spotted over New York City by hundreds of Twitter users. Just after 8 p.m. tonight Twitter blew up with sightings of a bright object moving across the sky. Many are calling it a meteor.

The Weather Channel is already investigating, and they say sightings aren’t isolated just to the New York region:

Almost immediately people began tweeting out images of what they claimed was the NYC meteor. So far, none of them have been confirmed, and several have already been debunked .

People quickly reported sightings in Manhattan, Astoria and Williamsburg. Reaction ranged from excitement to fear:

Others are having a little fun with it: