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January 17, 2013
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Dozens report seeing fireball Thursday morning

More than two dozen people in Nevada and California reported seeing a fireball cross the sky early Thursday morning.

The reports, listed by the American Meteor Society, were that the fireball lit up the night sky at about 5 a.m. In all the society's website received 30 reports.

Fleischmann Planetarium Associate Director Dan Ruby said he didn't see the fireball, but that he'd heard people saw a blue flash above Lake Tahoe.

"We got some calls," he said. "My best guess is that it was the break-up of a bolide, a form of meteor."

Meteors strike the Earth's atmosphere regularly …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 17, 2013 08:19PM Published Jan 17, 2013 08:18PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.