UPDATE: As Kevin pointed out in the comments yesterday, an initial response from the U.S. Naval Observatory said it was caused by a Russian rocket re-entering the atmosphere (more specifically, the booster from Soyuz docking with the ISS on Saturday). The United States Air Force, however, thinks otherwise. A representative from the Joint Space Operations Center, the org who tracks all the junk in our skies, told WTOP that whatever it was, it was ‘not a man-made space object’.
I am also reminded of a fireball recently streaking across the Austin skyline. I am safe nowhere.
Someone called into Elliot in the Morning an hour or so ago wondering if anyone had heard reports of what he experienced last night in Virgina Beach. He stated that around 9:45pm the sky went green, there was an audible boom and that the air pressure suddenly dropped, causing pain to dogs and people alike. He went on to say that reports were flooding in from North Carolina all the way up to Maryland, but the general consensus seems to be that the event originated in southern VA.
This article at the Richmond Times Dispatch cites the National Weather Service and local Suffolk County police spent the night investigating “reports of great balls of fire landing on the ground”. One commenter on the article eerily notes, “there were sounds like bending metal.”
Look to the skies.