Fireball captured on dashcam video

A New Jersey patrol car captured a fireball in the sky.

A New Jersey police department can now boast about catching a pretty cool event on one of their dash cams.

A Township of Hamilton Police Department officer was on patrol when his dash cam captured footage of a fireball streaking across the sky on Dec. 2.

The agency's Facebook page posted the video on Thursday

"Sgt. Michael Virga was on patrol when his vehicle dashcam caught a fireball in the sky," the post said. "The event was confirmed by the American Meteor Society (AMS) who received numerous reports along the east coast for this event."

Virga told NJ.com that the fireball took him by surprise. "I just saw a little blip," he said. "It lit up the entire sky like a lime green streak."

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