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Meteor May Have Been Spotted Along East Coast States and Canada


Meteor Telescope Night SkySPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Reports are coming in from a number of different states along the East Coast and from Canada that a meteor might have been spotted in the sky tonight.

The American Meteor Society, based in Geneseo, N.Y., is researching about 400 reports received from nine East Coast States and Canada of sightings that took place somewhere shortly before 8:00 p.m. ET through shortly after 8:00 p.m. ET. And The American Meteor Society says it’s investigating 35 reports of the meteor.

We’ve been hearing as well from local residents that they saw the meteor around 8:00 p.m. too.

Many Twitter users also took to the internet tonight to report that they may have spotted the meteor as well.

In a tweet by AccuWeather.com just after 9:00 p.m. today they state, “Several unconfirmed reports, from Florida to Massachusetts, of a large meteor being spotted between 7:55 and 8:03 p.m. EDT.”

The most recent meteor that was confirmed was in Russia on February 15.

If you spotted the meteor, or even got a photo, let us know on our Facebook page, WGGBSpringfield.

 

 

 

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