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Fireball lights up California sky. January 17, 2013

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California-Nevada Fireball January 17, 2013

The American Meteor Society has received over 100 reports of a bright meteor that occurred near 05:21 PST on Thursday morning January 17, 2013. Brightness estimates of this fireball vary considerably, but the average lies near magnitude -20, which lies between the light produced by the full moon and the sun. Every color of the rainbow has been reported with blue and white being most mentioned. A great majority of the reports have come from the San Francisco Bay area, but sightings of the same event have also been received from Southern and Central California, and Nevada.
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Update: Meteor lights up sky, seen by people from Reno to San Francisco

A fireball spotted across a wide swath of the West from Reno to San Francisco might have broken up over the Pacific Ocean, an expert said Friday.
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Exploding meteor lights Bay Area skies Thursday morning

The spectacular bright light in the sky that stunned Young and other Bay Area residents was an exploding meteor called a fireball, said Chabot Space and Science Centre astronomer Ben Burress.
The flash of light lit up the skies about 5:25 a.m. People from as far away as Monterey County and into Nevada reported the fireball to the Space and Science Centre.

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