Meteor that blazed through N.J. night sky likely entered atmosphere over Pennsylvania

September 15, 2014 6:26 PM

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A meteor that blazed through the night sky in the Mid-Atlantic region on Sunday likely entered the Earth’s atmosphere near the middle of Pennsylvania, experts said, giving residents from Virginia to New Hampshire a rare treat.

While meteors are common, experts say most of the time they aren’t seen because they either pass over oceans or uninhabited areas, or occur during the day. The fireball — or very bright meteor — spotted this weekend “came down at a really opportune time,” said Mike Hankey, operations manager for the...

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