While driving back from the Catskills to Manhattan around 8:00 PM on Friday night I saw a bright ball of drop sharply across the sky in the southern direction. Does anyone here happen to know what this might of been? In articles I've read regarding the Quadrantid Meteor Shower seem to imply that the shower would not have been likely to be visible at this time and location, however I can't be too sure. Can anyone shed some light on this phenomenon? Any references in the media too would be really great.