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Meteor reported over Yakima area

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Several people reported seeing a meteor streak through the sky Sunday night over Yakima.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike O'Connor said he received about eight calls about it, but no reports of any aircraft in trouble.

A dispatcher with the Yakima County Sheriff's Office said one woman and an area police officer spotted a bright object shooting across the sky.


Meteor reported in Yakima area

YAKIMA, Wash. The flurry of calls began around 9 p.m. _ reports of a meteor in the skies over Yakima.Asia (AH-sha) Guerrero called The Associated Press to report what looked like a meteor. She said it seemed to be headed toward the city's Terrace Heights area.

"It looked like a shooting star," she said, but closer. "It absolutely fell to the ground."


Night lights attributed to meteor

Coloured lights spotted in the skies over SA's mid-north last night are believed to be from a bright meteor.

The flare-like object was first spotted by a fisherman near Whyalla.

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Yellow fireball seen in Waikato sky

A bright yellow ball was seen streaking across the Hamilton sky about 6.15pm yesterday, leaving a whispy black line in its wake.

Times reporter Aaron Leaman saw the object and thought it was a meteor.


Huge New Zealand explosion likely caused by meteor

A meteorite is believed to have burned up over Canterbury today before slamming into the ground in a field.

A loud boom heard throughout the region was most likely to be from a meteorite, up to the size of a medicine ball, Stardome Observatory in Auckland says.

The loud boom was heard over Canterbury, with sightings as far afield as Hanmer Springs in North Canterbury, and Hinds in Mid-Canterbury.

Observatory spokesman Andrew Buckingham told NZPA: "We're still finding out what's going on".

Initial reports had come through the police communications system, with follow ups from eyewitness accounts.

"It sounds like a large meteor coming down... soccer ball size upwards," Mr Buckingham said.

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Fireball sparks plane crash alert in UK

A meteor shower sparked fears a large aircraft was crashing into the sea off the Hebrides.

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Fireball Seen Over Texas

Fireball over Texas

A police dashboard camera caught a fireball streaking through the night over central Texas Tuesday night.

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Fireball sightings stretch to Wyoming

On June 2, Dayne LaHooe was driving on a gravel road through Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming when something caught his eye.

"It was the most spectacular thing I've ever seen - I have never seen anything like it before," he said. LaHooe called after he read my June 10 column in the Herald about the fireball that streaked across the sky June 2.

"It shot across the sky and looked like it landed right behind the Tetons," he said.

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Fireball: Object in sky nets 100 calls in Manitoba

The Manitoba Museum has been flooded with phone calls from people who spotted a strange object in the sky.

Resident astronomer Scott Young said the museum has received at least 100 calls about an eerie green light that appeared in the sky on Friday night. Young believes the object was either a small asteroid or a chunk of comet that shattered into several pieces after burning up in the Earth's atmosphere.

"The receptionist is doing nothing but answering calls and taking numbers right now and I think I'm up to 180 e-mails," he said. "Lots of people saw it."

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Fire in the sky: A bright fireball that blazed over the Northland on Friday night

The mysterious light seen over the Northland on Friday night was an especially bright meteor seen in at least two states and Canada.

"Anyone who saw it should count themselves as lucky -- they are probably not going to see another one like that in their lifetime," Scott Young said.