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Reports of fireball in sky make busy month for sky watchers

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Hundreds of people across multiple states have reported a "large fireball" streaking across the sky on Thursday morning, shortly after 7:00am.

Penn High School's Planetarium and Digital Video Theater Director says he saw the meteor.

"I was going out to get the newspaper and I was looking up to see Jupiter, which is in our southeastern sky and just out of the corner of my eye, I saw something streaking across the southern half of sky," Klinger says.

Klinger says meteor showers occur relatively frequently and are largely predictable. He says that's why so many people have seen them. Random meteor sightings, on the other hand, are much harder to come by.

"It's just a matter of serendipity, just pure luck. You have to be outside looking up. Ya know, right place, right time and you'll see one streak across the sky."

The American Meteor Society says they have gotten reports from others in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin and even Iowa.

The society has said there have been a large number of fireball reports this month.  This event is the 13th reported in the country since September 1.

If you saw the light in the morning sky, let us know in the comments below.  If you took a picture, send it to uscoop@fox28.com or post it on our Facebook page.

 

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