EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Several people reported seeing a fireball, believed to be a meteor, soaring across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts Wednesday night.
Viewers from East Providence, Coventry, Newport, and other local communities in Massachusetts had cameras rolling as the phenomenon happened.
A backyard surveillance camera at a Newport home was rolling as a bright light shot across the sky.
A Coventry man said he captured the night light show on his backyard surveillance camera in Coventry.
Here is a look at some of the meteors caught on camera:
Meteorologists say it is part of a meteor shower that peaks around this time of year, on July 28 specifically.