Fireball reported in Monday night sky by Mainers

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PORTLAND — More than three dozen Mainers on Monday night reported seeing what appeared to be a large fireball.

According to the American Meteor Society, more than 330 reports of a bright fireball were received on Monday, and the fireball was observed from Maine to as far south as Maryland.

According to the meteor society, the event likely occurred around 6:35 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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People in several Maine communities, from as far north as the Waterville area, as far east as Warren and as far south as Kennebunkport, reported seeing the fireball.

A map of where witnesses saw the fireball can be found on the American Meteor Society’s website.

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