A possible meteor that blazed briefly but spectacularly across the Friday night sky was reported all along the Eastern seaboard, including in the Philadelphia area.

On Twitter, Alyson White of Philadelphia excitedly announced that she had seen a "huge shooting star."

"It was crazy," she wrote in an e-mail to The Inquirer. "I saw it at about 7:53. There was green, blue and white rays coming off of it and it was soaring through the sky then it just like exploded and it was gone. I never saw anything like it."

At 10:30 p.m., the American Meteor Society said it had received 353 reports of sightings from Maine down to North Carolina.

The reports can be viewed at: www.amsmeteors.org/fireball_event/2013/667