Fireball Flashes Across The Early-Morning Sky

SALEM, Ore. (October 31, 2013) Dozens of people reported seeing a fireball flash across Northwest skies at around 6 a.m. Wednesday, moving east to west.

Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society told the Statesman Journal the society received 165 reports from sky watchers in the Northwest and Canada.

Mostly clear skies made it more visible at a time when people were headed to work or school.

Dick Pugh of Portland State University told KGW that the flash evidently was a small piece of an asteroid burning up in the atmosphere.

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