ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Just after noon local time, many people across central New York state heard a loud boom and felt some shaking. Social media was a buzz from the noise heard in Onondaga, Madison, and Oswego counties.
According to the American Meteor Society, the sound heard across central New York came at the same time witnesses reported seeing a meteor streaking across the sky in other areas not under dense cloud cover.
“We currently have 41 reports of this fireball.” Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society told NewsNation affiliate WSYR. “It seems that central New York and northern Pennsylvania had cloudy skies and therefore did not see the fireball. If skies had been clear I’m certain that the trajectory would shift toward central NY, where the reports of sounds are numerous.”