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Reports of fireball sightings explained
Updated: Friday, May 16 2014, 10:34 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (Erica Collura) -- Some of you may have seen a bright object in the night sky Thursday, May 15th.
Fireball sightings were reported in parts of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia. A fireball is a very bright meteor, burning as it hits Earth's atmosphere. Several thousand occur each day; however, a large portion of them happen over the ocean or in uninhabited areas.
They can travel anywhere between 25,000 and 160,000 mph. Fireballs can also feature different colors as well as produce a sound.
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