NASA: Flash in East Coast sky likely a meteor

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    NEW YORK (AP) — East Coast residents were buzzing on social media sites and elsewhere Friday night after a brief but bright flash of light streaked across the early-evening sky —in what experts say was almost certainly a meteor coming down.

    Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environmental Office said the flash appears to be "a single meteor event." He said it "looks to be a fireball that moved roughly toward the southeast, going on visual reports.".........

    He noted that the meteor was widely seen, with more than 350 reports on the website of the American Meteor Society alone........more.......
     
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