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'Fireballs' light up Florida sky"
By Juan Ortega and Gilma Avalos, NBCMiami.com
South Floridians who happened to be looking in the right place
at the right time Sunday night saw one spectacular light show
possibly a sporadic meteor.
The Coast Guard began getting flooded with phone calls about
7:30 p.m., with reports of folks seeing flare-like objects from
Jacksonville to Key West, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer
3rd Class Sabrina Laberdesque.
A sporadic meteor is basically a rocky object that comes from
the asteroid belt, said Mike Hankey, operations manager for the
American Meteor Society, based in Genesee, N.Y. The group
logged 27 reports within about the first two hours of the event,