Possible meteor spotted in predawn skies in parts of New York, New Jersey

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Possible meteor lights up predawn skies in parts of NY, NJ
The celestial light show lasted as long as seven seconds.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Nature is taking another bow -- first an earthquake, then a solar eclipse, and now a streaking fireball in the sky.

A possible meteor was spotted Wednesday around 4 a.m. lighting up the pre-dawn hours.

It was seen near Philadelphia, southern and western New Jersey as well as Peekskill in Westchester.

The celestial light show lasted as long as seven seconds.

The American Meteor Society received about 60 unofficial reports between 3:40 a.m. and 3:55 a.m. -- but so far there has been no official confirmation of what the bright light was.

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Measured at 4 inches by 6 inches, this oblong shaped object is believed to be a meteorite.


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