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East coast meteor lights the sky

by Rod Hill

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Posted on March 23, 2013 at 1:35 PM

NASA confirms the bright flash over the east coast Friday was likely a single meteor event.  Reports say a fireball moved toward the southeast.   Bill Cooke of NASA'S Meteoroid Environmental Office say that size of the meteor was roughly a yard across.  The rock could have been the size of a boulder at initial impact with the atmosphere.  More than 300 people reported the fireball sighting to the American Meteor Society.   Reports described a flash of light visible for 7-10 seconds, crossing much of the sky. 

Video shows the meteor lighting up the sky: thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/23/security-cameras-on-east-coast-capture-meteor/

Courtesy, Associated Press & Jim Todd, OMSI Director of Space Education.

 

KGW Meteorologist, Rod Hill

 

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