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Sighting of meteor reported from Maine to South Carolina

Tina Gilmore Greene

BOSTON — Hundreds of residents from Maine to South Carolina reported seeing a meteor streaking across the sky Sunday night, according to the American Meteorological Society.

While there was no immediate confirmation, reports of a green fireball were reported by drivers on Routes 128 and 495 in Massachusetts just after 5 p.m.

“Just saw a meteor over the Blue Hills in Milton,” posted one user to Twitter.

“(I was) traveling north on 495 in Middleborough (and) saw ball of fire shoot across sky,” a wcvb.com visitor wrote in an email.

Other reports came from Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.  There were also reported sightings in Europe.