Look! Up in the sky ...
According to NASA Meteor Watch, a large meteor entered Earth’s atmosphere over central New York between Rochester and Syracuse early Wednesday afternoon. The result was a fiery flash and loud noise that was heard in many parts of the state and in several other states, the Democrat and Chronicle reported.
The meteor was traveling westward at 56,000 mph and shattered into pieces 22 miles above ground, according to NASA Meteor Watch.
The loud noise was likely a sonic boom from the meteor, Robert Lunsford, of the American Meteor Society, told the Syracuse Post-Standard. Lunsford said it was rare to spot a meteor during daylight hours and that most of the rocks burn when they come in contact with the atmosphere.
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