Saturday, March 23, 2013

Meteor Lights Up East Coast

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By Gillian Mohney
Mar 23, 2013 1:06 pm

A bright flash in the sky lit up East Coast tweeters and bloggers; experts believe a large meteor passed across the night sky.

The meteor was seen from Maine to North Carolina and as far inland as Ohio, according to the American Meteor Society, which has reported more than 600 sightings.

Around 8 p.m. on Friday night, multiple people started to report seeing a brief very bright and colorful light.  Videos and pictures of the event quickly clogged Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.

Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environments Office told the flash was most likely caused by a “boulder-sized space rock” that was a yard in diameter.

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Source: ABC News.


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