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‘Brilliant’ meteor fireball seen flashing across skies of Michigan, Ohio and Illinois

‘Brilliant’ meteor fireball seen flashing across skies of Michigan, Ohio and Illinois

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A flash of light from a “fireball” meteor had people buzzing across parts of Michigan early this morning. “We are hearing about a brilliant meteor that was seen before 3 a.m.,” the National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids posted on its Facebook page early Saturday. Sky-watchers were quick to respond. Reports of sightings came in from Coopersville, Manistee and Muskegon. Most of the reports seemed to indicate the fireball was spotted about 12:45 a.m. One person in Coopersville responded to the NWS, describing her fireball sighting: “Saw it while I was putting plastic over my garden boxes, (because of the frost) the light began flickering so I turned around to look at the light pole behind me and there was the bright green meteor streaking across the sky, crumbling into pieces as is fell towards the treeline. It was close enough to see the reds and oranges of the fireballs breaking apart and the flashing neon green light eminating around the fiery rock bits. The tail was a…
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