Blazing meteor creates light show across New England sky

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A bright light streaked across the sky shortly after 12:50 a.m. ET (0450 GMT) over states extending from Pennsylvania to Maine. It was also captured on some security cameras.
About 100 tons of dust and sand-sized particles known as meteorites enter the Earth’s atmosphere each day, though most are too small to be noticed, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Blazing meteor creates light show across New England sky
Blazing meteor creates light show across New England sky

The Portland, Maine, police department posted a video showing the meteor as videotaped by the dashboard camera of a patrol car. One of the officers could be heard exclaiming, “Oh, my God!”The airport in Burlington, Vermont, captured the show on a security camera.
NASA estimates that a meteor about the size of a car enters the Earth’s atmosphere on average once a year, producing an impressive fireball that burns up before reaching the ground.

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