A 500-pound, two-foot-wide fireball lit up skies near Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning and NASA captured it all — from both our point of view and the fireball's.
Traveling at over 45,000 miles per hour and shining at an intensity brighter than the full moon, the fireball was easily visible to western Pennsylvanians, and to the three separate NASA cameras from its Meteor Watch program that captured the space rock as it moved across the sky. You can see that footage displayed above.
But what, you ask, if your perch was not on the ground in Pennsylvania? What if, instead, you were looking not at the fireball hurtling towards Pennsylvania, but if you were on the fireball, watching Pennsylvania hurtle towards you? NASA's Meteor Watch has you covered there, too, with this animation that recasts the whole event from the fireball's point of view.