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Midday Fireball Witnessed Over 5 U.S. States on Valentine's Day 2011

A midday fireball was witnessed over five U.S. states on Valentine's Day 2011. The celestial phenomenon was reported by thousands of people from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, and Maryland. Witnesses reported "a streak of silver and then a flash with crazy colors" when what experts consider was a large meteor approximately the size of a car, lit up the sky at 12:30 p.m.

Experts also report that the meteor likely fell somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean after it crossed the skies above the U.S. as it traveled in an east bound direction. Experts also stated that though meteors fall to early daily, it's highly unusual to view a meteor of such brightness during midday hours.

Reports of viewing the meteor quickly hit the waves of the Internet following the sighting from witnesses throughout all five states.

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