Fireball Sweeps over C’ville

There have been reports from New York to Virginia of a fireball sweeping over the east coast around dawn this morning. On WINA‘s 10:30 news update, they reported that they’d received a number of calls from baffled Charlottesvillians who had seen the large, slow-moving comet-like light during their morning commute. The Naval Observatory reports that it was most likely a large meteor moving northward from Virginia until it burned up in the atmosphere. Update 3:13pm: Turns out it was a Russian rocket that had been orbiting Earth since 1975.

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