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Meteor briefly lights up East Coast sky

A meteor that looked like an immense ball of fire streaked across the sky along the East Coast Friday night, astounding viewers across Massachusetts and beyond with its fascinating, colorful tail.

Following the meteor that burned across Russia’s sky a little over a month ago, damaging buildings and injuring more than 1,000 people, Friday night’s meteor provided a brief, glowing spectacle that lit up parts of New England at around 8 p.m., according to an astronomer at the Clay Center Observatory in Brookline.

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