[UPDATE] Meteor sighted over New York City

Posted at 10:54 PM, Mar 22, 2013
and last 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: