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Four large fireballs reported across United States

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Witnesses across the Eastern portion of the United States have reported several strange sights in the skies over the last 24 hours.

The American Meteor Society is reporting that four large fireballs were spotted across the United States on Sept. 23.

The first fireball was reported in Florida and Georgia.

Organizers say over 77 witnesses from Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York and Kentucky reported a second fireball later in the day.

The third fireball was seen by 29 witnesses in Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Kentucky.

The final fireball was reported by 42 people in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maryland.

Researchers with the American Meteor Society say three of the fireballs occurred within an hour and a half of each other.

According to the AMS website, “It is rare that multiple significant fireball events occur and are reported to the AMS in the same evening. After analysis of the time, proximity of witnesses and pointing data gathered, it was determined that each event was unique. It is likely that several of these fireball events were captured on camera by the NASA fireball network.”


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