The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland and Delaware was a fireball.
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A fireball is a very bright meteor.
The sighting comes as astronomers prepare for the Orionid meteor shower.
Particles from Haley's Comet will be visible late Friday night into early Saturday morning.