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Virginia man's dashcam captures bright fireball in the sky

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Feb. 1, 2016 at 1:29 PM

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A Virginia motorist's dashboard camera captured footage of a luminescent fireball streaking across the dark evening sky.

Alexander Salvador was driving about 6:17 p.m. Saturday in Falls Church when his dashcam captured the fireball -- an especially bright meteor -- that sparked reports from as far away as Michigan and Ontario.

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"This looks like something burning up, falling down around the D.C.," Salvador wrote in posting a screenshot of the fireball to Twitter.

The American Meteor Society logged 677 reports of a bright fireball Saturday evening.

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