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Nearly 200 report fireball streaking across Northeast sky

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  • Meteor sighting reported in Connecticut

    Meteor sighting reported in Connecticut

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-10-18 20:34:11 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-10-18 20:34:11 GMT

    The American Meteor Society reported a meteor over the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday afternoon. 

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    The American Meteor Society reported a meteor over the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday afternoon. 

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SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) -

Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky.

The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland, and Delaware was a very bright meteor.

The sighting comes as astronomers prepare for the Orionid meteor shower. Particles from Haley's Comet will be visible late Friday night into early Saturday morning.

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