There were four significant meteor events last night. One meteor was seen from half a dozen states which indicates that it grazed the atmosphere rather than descending vertically. A significant meteor event is defined as an event reported by 25 or more people.
There have been 13 events this month, where the average is 4-5. This may be due in part to people anticipating the arrival of comet Ison and the big event over Russia recently that injured more than 1000 people and thus more people looking up.
I can’t help but wonder though if that is all it is, or if when something dislodges an object from the Kuiper belt and it becomes a comet, does it not also dislodge some smaller stuff into a similar trajectory?
Whatever be the case, there have been some spectacular events for people to see if they are in the right place at the right time.