Hundreds of witnesses reported seeing a large fireball brighter than the nearly full moon over New England at 5:20 pm EST on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Most reports came from Connecticut, but the fireball was also seen from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Maine. Based on the reports, the estimated trajectory of the fireball is from southwest Vermont heading north and terminating over Rutland County.
If you saw the fireball, you can file a report with the American Meteor Society.
Great viewer photo from Plum Island Beach in MA of the "fireball" reported by hundreds around 5:30PM yesterday. pic.twitter.com/pbk3hi0RLl
— Charlie Lopresti (@CharlieWGME) January 13, 2014
There is a lot of suspicion that the above photo may be an airplane instead of a meteor. Check out this link for similar photos of contrails near sunset.
Here is another photo of the reported fireball.