The American Meteor Society has received reports of a bright fireball meteor being seen over Maryland and Delaware at about 7.10 am Eastern Standard Time (about 12.10 pm GMT) on Thursday 23 December 2021. People witnesses observing the event from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee Virginia and West Virginia. 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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