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Photo credit: @magaman

Since the Chelyabinsk meteor was so fun to cover, let’s do it again!

Shortly before 8PM local time (or during the first intermission of the Caps/Jets game), Twitter blew up with first-hand reports of a green-colored meteor falling from the sky. Fox 5 in Washington D.C. reported that their helicopter crew saw the burning rock from the air and it was visible for five to six seconds.

In Russia, where fraud and uninsured drivers are prevalent, most motorists have dash cameras to document possible accidents — which would explain why there was so much media of the Chelyabinsk meteor. With only a few seconds of opportunity for people to pull out their phones, the only plausible photo (which is uncomfirmed) has come from @magaman, who claims he snapped this screenshot from his company’s security camera.

RMNB reader Jenn McAdoo saw the meteor fall from the sky and said, “[It was] bright orange as it flashed then dimmed to a bluish color as it streaked to its imminent demise.”

So, Space. You realize the Caps won 6-1 tonight, right? If we’re going to make the playoffs, please send us one of these falling death rocks every game day. K, thx.

If you witnessed the meteor tonight, tell us your story in the comments below. And if you’ve got photos, you know where to send them.

10:20 PM Update: Here’s another photo (unconfirmed) of the meteor from cmetzy7 and shared by @JustinWeather.

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10:45 PM Update: Here’s video of the meteor, courtesy of Kim F. of Thurmont, Maryland. (Via Fox 5)

11:00 PM Update: Hopkins Automotive Group, an auto dealership in Salisbury, Maryland, posted this footage on their Facebook page.

Additional reporting by Chris Gordon.

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  • Radack

    I was eating dinner with my family when we saw it through the window! It was definitely green colored (perhaps a sign of Mr. Green’s ensuing goal?). Awesome!

  • Yv

    Starry arrival of Caps reinforcement! Kuzzya and Forsberg just landed!

  • Shallalaa

    It’s a sign that the Caps will win the Cup this year ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1374634677 Anna Roscigno

    someones got a video of it, not super great but there it is! http://pix.myfoxdc.com/Media/View/3264951

  • http://www.facebook.com/robertjstevens Robert Stevens

    Check out a dude on instagram who has a pic I haven’t seen yet. @univerzall

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1374634677 Anna Roscigno

    here is another along with the first I posted: http://tinyurl.com/brh3pc8

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    You rock, Anna! Thank you.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    Robert, this is of the Chelyabinsk meteor. http://instagram.com/p/XLsx5urw1Y/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1374634677 Anna Roscigno

    yw! helps to be a space nerd and follow all this on twitter. gotta keep RMNB as the lead on all breaking meteor sightings. ;)

  • sentientcheese

    out camping at patuxent state park, saw it real bright till it broke up. nice and green.

  • Sarah

    Dragons?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mikhail.pakhorukov Mikhail Pakhorukov