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December 17th Meteor
Numerous reports of a large fireball in the sky were called into 911 dispatchers and our NewsChannel 5 newsroom Thursday evening.

Viewers reported a large green and blue fireball falling from the southern sky around 4:55pm.

Initial reports were a possible plane on fire in the sky but law enforcement officials confirmed no reports of aircrafts down.

Local astronomers believe it was a fireball, which is bigger and brighter than an average meteor.

There were no reports it made impact into the ground, which would be a meteorite.

The Geminids Meteor showers usually peak around this time of year and can be viewed to the east late at night.

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