VIDEO OF THE DAY: Meteor over Maine

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A Portland, Maine, police sergeant looking for speeders captured a fireball that flashed across the sky on his dashboard camera.

The bright flash visible from several states early Tuesday was apparently left by a meteor burning up as it passed through the earth’s atmosphere.

The American Meteor Society reported sightings across the Northeast and in parts of Canada.

Sgt. Tim Farris was parked in front of the Central Fire Station when his camera captured the meteor lighting up the sky. The shocked officer was heard saying, “Oh my God!”

Officials at the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire say they also received reports of the meteor but it couldn’t be seen from the mountain’s summit because of fog.