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Police dashcam footage captures huge meteor streaking through the sky before it hurtles towards the ground; The amazing video was flimed from a police car when an officer was driving on patrol in the early hours.

Byline: Jeff Farrell

Amazing dashcam footage show a meteor streak through the sky before it hurtled towards the ground.

The astonishing video was filmed from a police car as an officer drove through a rural area in the early hours.

Sergeant Michael Virga told how he was cruising at just after 3am on a road in Hamilton township in South Jersey when something caught his eye.

"It kind of took me by surprise," Sgt. Virga toldNJ.com. "I just saw a little blip -- it lit up the entire sky like a lime green streak."

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Sgt. Virga wasn't sure if he captured the amazing spectacle on his dashcam until he checked it later.

Officials at the The American Meteor Society confirmed that the fireball was a meteor. It said it had received multiple reports about the sighting.

The group said the meteor was a bolide, which is a large bright meteor that explodes in the atmosphere.

It came after almost 70 people reported seeing a fireball hurtling though the sky over the mid-Atlantic just over a week ago, reports said.

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Credit: Township of Hamilton Police Department

Sgt. Michael Virga filmed the amazing spectacle from the dashcam on his police car in South Jersey

Credit: Township of Hamilton Police Department

Officials at the The American Meteor Society confirmed that the fireball was a meteor - that had been spotted by a number of people

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Date:Dec 9, 2017
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