The American Meteor Society has received reports of a bright fireball meteor being seen upstate New York, at about 3.05 am Eastern Standard Time about 8.05 am GMT) on Thursday 13 May 2021. Sightings were reported from Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia, with the object travelling from southwest to northeast, entering the atmosphere somewhere to the southeast of the town of Sweden and vanishing near Cayuga Lake. A fireball is defined as a meteor (shooting star) brighter than the planet Venus. These are typically caused by pieces of rock burning up in the atmosphere, but can be the result of man-made space-junk burning up on re-entry.
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