RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — For almost 500 people in the southeastern United States, getting up early Thursday was its own reward.
Some 495 people in eight states reported seeing a slow and bright fireball about 6:50 a.m. Most reports to the American Meteor Society came from North Carolina and South Carolina.
The group says it also received reports from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.
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Reports indicate the meteor traveled west to east, ending its flight east of Ivanhoe.
A week earlier, the AMS received over 260 reports from people in 14 states about a fireball above the Ashokan Reservoir in New York.
Meteors peak in April. They’re pieces of rock that vaporize when they enter the Earth’s atmosphere and turn into streaks of light.
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