A Portland police officer caught speeding of a different kind when a meteor flashed before his eyes during an early morning traffic patrol.
The meteor was captured on Sgt. Tim Farris’ dashcam just before 1 a.m. Tuesday and uploaded to Facebook by the Portland Police Department, who were evidently amazed by the celestial phenomenon.
The society also reported sightings of the astounding fiery streak over coastal Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut. In total, it registered 225 sightings of the fireball from Canada to New Jersey, and shared multiple recordings of the spectacular event online.