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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Fireball Lights Up East Coast Skies

(CNN) -- A dazzling meteor lit up skies Thursday night in at least 10 states, from Ohio to Maryland and all the way down to South Carolina.

"It was a huge yellow burning tail streaking what seemed right over the city," one poster on the American Meteor Society's reporting page wrote from Virginia Beach, Virginia. "It was angled in a way that it looked like it was going to crash into the city."

Others on Twitter described the meteor, which appeared a little after 7 p.m., as white, blue or green.



Anonymous said...

With all the technology available we can't be advised when something like this will occur.Unless we happen to be standing outside when it occurs we only know afterward.I would love to have seen it.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes the object itself can be only the size of a pea or a marble and what you see is it burning with contact entering the atmosphere. Meteor showers are events that happen on specific dates in various regions, trails of cosmic dust left over from Comets and Asteroids. There are plenty of rogue rocks in space we don't see at all.

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