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Meteor Sighting on East Coast

Those looking to the skies Friday night were treated to a fiery sight as a "large, vibrant" meteor streaked through the sky shortly after 7:50 p.m. ET. Eyewitnesses from the Washington D.C. area as well as New York City and New England reported sightings of the meteor traveling from west to east. Eyewitness accounts also describe the meteor as "very bright green with a yellow tail," suggesting that it meets the criteria of a fireball, which is a larger than normal meteor.