Boston residents who happened to be gazing skyward got an end-of-the-year surprise last night as a meteor sped through the sky, creating a "ball of light" visible for hundreds of miles. The tiny fragment of space rock produced quite a stir, with countless sighting reports flooding social media and attracting the attention of local news outlets.
"I saw a bright blue flash while I was out shoveling," one resident posted on the Facebook page of local ABC affiliate WCVB. "Then a fireball like missile pass over me." The fireball wasn't a missile, but a pint-sized meteor that was likely only about the size of a golf ball. But it still managed to light up the sky as it was incinerated in Earth's atmosphere.
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