Huge Meteor Dazzles North American Sky

December 30, 2014 4:47 PM

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Sky-watchers across North America were treated to a rare cosmic sight Monday evening: a brilliant fireball streaking across the dusky sky. The spectacle, which was glimpsed by some of us here at Clapway, was caused by a meteor entering the Earth’s atmosphere at around 6:30 p.m. local northeastern time.

Since Monday evening, over 226 sightings have so far been logged by the American Meteor Society, with most people reporting the fireball moving northeast to southwest at about 6:35 p.m. Seemingly, the meteor was witnessed in parts of Maine to as far south as Maryland, and many have reported it to ha...

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