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Peekskill fireball

>Fireballs associated with the Peekskill meteorite fall on Oct 9, 1002. Photo by by S. Eichmiller in Altoona, Pennsylvania.


A fireball is a meteor that is brighter than any planet or star, i.e., with an apparent magnitude of -5 or greater. Fireballs are often followed by meteorite falls.