Reports: Meteor Spotted Over New England
People who spotted the apparent meteor described it as a bright, colorful object streaking across the night sky.
Twitter was abuzz Friday night with reports of a large, bright meteor streaking across the night sky over the Eastern Seaboard.
The Clay Center Observatory told WBZ-TV that the bright light in the night sky just before 8 p.m. Friday was indeed a meteor.
According to several outlets, the object may have qualified as a fireball, defined by the American Meteor Society as a "very bright meteor, generally brighter than magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus in the morning or evening sky."
So far, there are no confirmed photos of the event. Several photos have circulated Twitter and Facebook, purporting to depict tonight's event, but at least two of the most widely shared of these depict earlier events (see here and here).
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