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Possible meteor over N.J.



People in New Jersey and along the East Coast reported a "bright fireball" being dragged across the sky by a meteor.

The fireball was also spotted by sky watchers in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia.

A man running On the beach of Barnegat Light, his family described the possible meteor as green and with sparkling edges on the tail.

"He illuminated the entire beach," said Mike K. of the American Meteor Society. "We could see many stars otherwise, but the moon was not visible tonight, so it was generally dark.

The AMS could not be reached immediately for more information.

In April, a similar fireball ripped across the Heaven The eastern sky around the time of the Lyridian meteor shower, but experts said it was probably a piece of rock from an asteroid.

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