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Moment fireball meteor blazes through North Carolina sky at 32,000mph is caught on doorbell camera 

A fireball that flew across the North Carolina sky last week at an exceptionally high rate of speed was captured on film by a doorbell camera.

The footage, released by the American Meteor Society, shows the fireball lighting up the sky.

NASA Meteor Watch says the fireball occurred around 7:40 p.m. EST on September 24 and was witnessed by more than 80 people, according to a Facebook post.

'An analysis of these accounts shows that the meteor skimmed the coast of North Carolina, becoming visible 48 miles above the ocean off Camp Lejeune, moving northeast at 32,000 miles per hour,' NASA wrote in the post.

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A fireball that flew across the North Carolina sky last week at 40 times the speed of sound was captured by a doorbell camera

It was witnessed by 148 people, including 80 from North Carolina. Reports also came from Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia

'It disintegrated 28 miles above Morehead City, after traveling 26 miles through Earth’s upper atmosphere.'

One-hundred forty-eight witnesses reported the fireball, the majority stemming from North Carolina.

'It disintegrated 28 miles above Morehead City, after traveling 26 miles through Earth’s upper atmosphere,' NASA Meteor Watch said. No injuries or damages were reported

Reports also came from Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

No injuries or damages have been reported from the fireball. 

The video has now accrued more than 125,000 views since it was released on September 25.   

In August, NASA released a new map that showed where fireball meteors have hit Earth's atmosphere, dating back to 1988.  

When meteoroids - small pieces of asteroids or comets - enter the Earth's atmosphere, they become meteors or fireballs.

If it makes it to Earth, it becomes a meteorite, which can become valuable to collectors.

Explained: The difference between an asteroid, meteorite and other space rocks

An asteroid is a large chunk of rock left over from collisions or the early solar system. Most are located between Mars and Jupiter in the Main Belt.

A comet is a rock covered in ice, methane and other compounds. Their orbits take them much further out of the solar system.

A meteor is what astronomers call a flash of light in the atmosphere when debris burns up.

This debris itself is known as a meteoroid. Most are so small they are vapourised in the atmosphere.

If any of this meteoroid makes it to Earth, it is called a meteorite.

Meteors, meteoroids and meteorites normally originate from asteroids and comets.

For example, if Earth passes through the tail of a comet, much of the debris burns up in the atmosphere, forming a meteor shower.

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