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"It could have been the size of a basketball and it most likely disintegrated before it had the ground. Youre pretty lucky if you see one of those because not many people get to see that kind of fantastic fireball in their lifetime" - Dan Ruby, associate director of the Fleischmann Planetarium.

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From his observatory near Stansbury Park, Utah, he said the break up of the meteor occurred at about 240 to 250 degrees azimuth which puts it just north of southwest.
He also heard the sound of an explosion that would put the breakup of the bolide about 100 km in that direction placing it high above Granite Peak in the west desert of Utah.

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Potential drop zone over Granite Peak
07:07 UT

Latitude: 40 7'16.18"N, Longitude: 11319'23.69"W

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A strange green glow lit up the sky Wednesday morning around midnight, alarming residents throughout Northern Utah to Las Vegas.
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