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VIDEO: Meteor spotted in the Ohio

In this one minute exposure, a meteor streaks across the sky as the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 in Kazakhstan. (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

Those looking to the skies this morning may have spotted a meteor in the Miami Valley region.

More than 250 people reported the sighting to the American Meteor Society, with people from the area describing the fireball as a bright flash similar to lightning.


A fireball is described as a meteor that is brighter than Venus, according to the non-profit organization.

The sighting was reported in 15 states, from South Carolina all the way to Ontario, Canada. Most reports were around 6:24 a.m.

The American Meteor Society is still looking into the fireball, but reported that the preliminary trajectory suggests the meteor traveled from southeast to northwest, with visibility ending near North Benton, Ohio.

The meteor was captured on Ohio Department of Transportation traffic cameras across the state.

ODOT reviewed more than 800 cameras to check for flashes of bright light and compiled a video of what they saw.


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