Reports of Fireball Streaking Across the Sky in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island

Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky.

The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m. in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland and Delaware was a fireball.

Most sightings were in New Jersey and New York, AMS said. YouTube video posted by shows the light over Sea Girt, New Jersey.

A fireball is a very bright meteor.

The sighting comes as astronomers prepare for the Orionid meteor shower. Particles from Haley's Comet will be visible late Friday night into early Saturday morning.

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