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Bright fireball streaks across night sky over Texas

July 25 (UPI) -- A streak of bright light, suspected to be a large meteor, illuminated the night sky over Texas and was caught on camera across the state.

The American Meteor Society said there were more than 200 reports of a bright light in the sky over Texas about 10:52 p.m. Sunday night, and sightings were also reported as far away as Oklahoma and Louisiana.

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The object was caught on camera from multiple locations across the region.

The object is believed to be a fireball, a particularly light meteor that appears especially bright when it burns up in the atmosphere.

The AMS said there were some reports of a sonic boom following the sightings, indicating fragments of the meteor may have survived the atmosphere and made landfall.

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