Last night (Tuesday) at about 9:00pm residents here on AC saw a large ball of fire streaking across the sky on the lagoon side of the island. Descriptions of the fireball are identical to the phenonemom observed in Pensylvania and New York states on Monday night. The fireball had a long, brightly lit tail and reminded some observers I spoke to of a streaking jet on fire.
A few seconds after the fireball disappeared over the North horizon a large boom shook the island. I myself didn't see the fireball, but the boom shook the building I was working in.
The following is a news report from July 23rd about the sighting in North America of the similar incident:
"A large and brilliant flash of moving light accompanied by a trail of smoke and seen high in the sky across a wide swath of eastern North America on Monday evening, July 23, was most likely an asteroid that broke apart as it crashed through Earth's atmosphere, scientists say.
The early evening fireball was seen as far north as Toronto and as far south as southern Virginia. Scientists at the American Meteor Society, who monitor such events, now suspect the event was centered in the skies above Pennsylvania.
Law enforcement offices across the East were flooded with calls around 6:18 p.m. EDT Monday by people who reported seeing a multicolored fireball that lasted a second or more. Some witnesses also heard a sonic boom associated with the flash. Pilots over Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland reported the spectacle to federal aviation officials.
An analysis of accounts indicates that the fireball moved from East to West. It was sighted from New York City to western Pennsylvania. It is not yet clear if all witness saw the same object or if there might have been multiple fireballs created when an original rock broke apart.
Though it was broad daylight, the fireball was described variously as being as bright as the full Moon or even the setting Sun. Others said it like an airplane on fire. And pick your color: Some saw orange and yellow. Others described it more patriotically as a white object with a red tail and blue flashes."