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Meteoric fireball flies by Buffalo

Fireball lights up Toronto; Sonic boom rocks Syracuse
Posted at 6:59 PM, Dec 02, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Sun filled skies were split by a streaking meteor then bombarded by a sonic boom near the noon hour on Wednesday.

The object entered Earth's atmosphere over Lake Ontario and shot southwest across the sky starting near Syracuse and streaking all the way to Jamestown.

As soon as it entered it exploded the air causing a thundering boom reported on both sides of Lake Ontario with numerous reports from Central New York cities and towns.

Shortly after 12 p.m. the meteor began to burn so bright it blinded cameras on the CN Tower in Toronto as is continued its trek towards Buffalo.

Eyewitnesses across New York and Southern Ontario reported seeing the shooting star, but one resident named Bekka was positioned in the perfect place for a peek as is passed overhead.

Her eye and her camera caught the trail of the meteor on its brief fly over from Batavia to Buffalo.

Juxtaposed over an azure blue sky, the meteor can be seen as a streak of white zipping across the sky at immense speed leaving her a bit unnerved in the moments after its passing.

While there was a sonic boom and fireball, no reports of damage or impact have been reported as of Wednesday evening.