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Did You See That Thing in the Sky?

Something bright was seen in the sky over Connecticut and other states too, on Sunday, Jan. 12. Did you see it?

This photograph of a bollide was taken in October 2012. Credit: Aaron Turner
This photograph of a bollide was taken in October 2012. Credit: Aaron Turner
All across Connecticut and other New England states, people are reporting seeing something bright streak across the sky during the early evening hours of Sunday, Jan. 12.

The American Meteor Society is investigating reports from this evening. Multiple sightings took place in Connecticut.

Robert L. wrote on the AMS website and said he was on Woodridge Drive in Cheshire when he saw what looked like a fireball. 

"Trail showed significant glow/sparks as the fireball dashed towards eastern horizon, for perhaps an angular distance of 5 degrees," he wrote.

Stephen N. reported a sighting on Whitney Avenue in Hamden.

Did you see something in the sky tonight? What did it look like?

Note: The photo attached to this article was taken in October 2012, by Aaron Turner. He described something similar in this blog post on bollides.
bill fischer January 14, 2014 at 08:40 AM
definitely saw the same object in bethany lasted 3-4 seconds very bright and disintegrated in the shower of sparks went from north northeast to southeast went from 35 to 20 degrees above horizon would love further speculation about source thanks bill fischer
Jaimie Cura (Editor) January 14, 2014 at 09:56 PM
Hi Bill! Our astronomy blogger, Aaron Turner, wrote a post about bollides. He told me he thought this might be what people saw: http://woodbury-middlebury.patch.com/groups/aaron-turners-blog/p/bp--a-sudden-arc-of-brilliance

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