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Minnesota, US: Dramatic fireball sighted by Twin Ports residents and others - more to come?

There are side benefits to creating a massive light display on Park Point. In this case, it meant Marcia and Zach Hales were outside at Park Point, looking toward the lake, on the night of Nov. 26.

The grandmother and grandson saw a bright white ball with a multi-colored vapor tail trailing behind it shoot across the sky from south to north. Zach says it disappeared over the horizon; Marcia thought it dropped into the lake.

It turns out they weren't the only ones to spot the fireball.

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Cricket ball-meteor blazes across Western Australia

West Australia was treated to a rare show last night as a meteor blazed across the sky between Perth and the Goldfields.

Perth Observatory received dozens of reports of blue, green and orange lights in the sky between Perth and Leonora and east to Kalgoorlie just before 8.30pm.

Experts say the fireball was probably a meteor -- about the size of a cricket ball -- burning up as it passed through Earth's atmosphere.

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Florida, US: Large fireball sighted in the sky

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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.

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South Carolina, US: Sunday's "boom" related to Tuesday's quake?

A number of people in the Lowcountry called News 2 to tell us about "a boom" they heard early Sunday afternoon.

Most of them live along the coast.

There is something known as the Seneca Guns.

It's the theory that there are cracks in the ocean floor and when gas escapes from those cracks, it causes a boom.

Nobody knows for sure if that's what happened.

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Fireball '100 times brighter than a full moon' explodes over Colorado

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Less than a month after a fireball meteor tore through Canadian skies, astronomer Christ Peterson of Cloudbait Observatory photographed a fireball near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Fireball reported over Oregon skies

Some Oregonians from Bend to Portland reported a bright fireball flash across the northern sky Thursday night.

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Meteor lights up the Thanksgiving sky

Seattle -- They say timing is everything. Boy, were we lucky.

Our Queen Anne Tower camera just happened to be rolling on air during KOMO 4 News at 5 a.m. and captured a meteor fireball streaking across the Seattle sky.

Just as anchor Mike Dardis was welcoming viewers back form a commercial break at 5:15, there went the shooting star right on cue.

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UK: Fireball spotted over Worcester

A "fireball" was spotted over Worcester this evening. Joseph Smith, of Beaconhill Drive, St John's, had stepped outside for a cigarette at about 5.30pm when he saw a large ball of orange.

"It was the size of the moon," he said. "I've never seen anything like it. It looked like a fireball."

Mr Smith said the unidentified object looked to be over the racecourse direction.

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Edmonton, Canada: Mysterious fireball lights up night sky

Numerous people living in Edmonton and surrounding areas are reporting seeing a meteorite-like fireball that lit up the sky.

It not been confirmed as a meteor by official sources, but many witnesses report seeing "bright orange flames" with a large tail that shot horizontally across the sky and then disappeared.

Others said it looked like horizontal lightning, where all the clouds in one huge swath were lit up.


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Massive fireball lights up Canadian Prairie skies

It wasn't a bird, and it sure as heck wasn't a plane, but whatever was in the sky over western Canada on Thursday night was very exciting for the people who saw it.

In Edmonton and across the Prairies, hundreds of people reported seeing a bright flaming object light up the sky around 5:30 p.m. local time. It was variously described as green, yellow, purple or blue, and appeared as either an explosion or an object streaking through the sky.

Sightings came from across the Prairies; from as far south as Medicine Hat, Alta., to as far north as Beauval, Sask. - 600 kilometres from Edmonton.