© Michael McCormack
A webcam focused on the Memorial Bridge captured this image of a bright meteor reported by viewers across the region. The camera was set to a 4-second exposure.

Manchester, New Hampshire -- It was reddish-orange and only appeared in the sky for a moment or two, but it has a lot of people in the area asking questions.

Several people in New Hampshire reported seeing a bright object in the sky about 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses said it was a colored, glowing ball that was bright for few seconds and then vanished.

Melanie Wilson, of Concord, said she was driving home from work on Airport Road when she saw the object above her car. She said the thought it was going to land on the highway, and she slowed down.

But in a flash, it was gone.

"It was scary and neat," Wilson said.

Sue Morel said she was stopped at a light in Hollis when she saw the bright, glowing ball. She said she had no idea what it was and watched it for only a second before it disappeared above the tree line.

Tiffany Nardino of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center said the explanation is pretty simple. She said it was most likely a fireball, a bright meteor that burned up in the atmosphere.

She said it was probably a piece of rock about the size of a quarter, something that is not very commonly visible.

Nardino said a fireball is like any other meteor except it is generally larger and makes a colored glow when it vanishes.

She said there are usually only one or two in this part of the country each year.

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