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Meteor Streaks Like a Firework Across U.K. Night Sky – The New York Times

Those who looked up just before 10 p.m. on Sunday were treated to the sight of a fireball meteor.



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While millions of people might wish upon a star when they see the incredible light show in the sky, they are actually wishing on a meteor. If anything survives the journey and lands on Earth, it is then known as a meteorite.
Richard Kacerek, co-founder of the U.K. Meteor Network, a group of amateur meteor spotters, said their cameras detected the meteor at 9:54 p.m. in Wiltshire, England.
We think its a piece of a comet or something softer like an asteroid that hit the atmosphere, he said.
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