Meteor society reports 'major fireball' in Northwest

September 15, 2014 11:24 PM

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Meteor society reports 'major fireball' in Northwest

The American Meteor Societyreported Monday that they had received more than 200 reportsof a "major fireball" over Oregon, Washington and British Columbia on Saturday night.

"Many observers commented on the intense green color which is not that unusual with bright meteors," the AMS website said. "The green color is associated with doubly ionized oxygen, high in the atmosphere, being 'excited' as the fireball plows through the atmosphere."

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