Hundreds capture spectacular fireball pass uncomfortably close to Earth

Hundreds capture spectacular fireball pass uncomfortably close to Earth

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More than 200 people submitted reports and videos of a fiery trail and apparent space-rock explosion

To the American Meteor Society it was simply Event 2281-2021, an unremarkable name for a spectacular fireball that made an uncomfortably close pass to Earth on Monday.

A fiery trail and apparent space-rock explosion was captured on doorbell cameras and dashcams and was visible to stargazers from Florida to the Bahamas as it passed an estimated 9,300 miles above the planet at about 10.19pm ET.

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