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Fireball captured on US traffic police officer's dashcam

A bright fireball shot across the sky early Tuesday around 0500 GMT (0100 EDT), lighting up several north-eastern US states and parts of Canada.

The bright flash was apparently left by a meteor burning up as it passed through Earth's atmosphere.

The incident was caught on camera, including the dashcam of an officer from the Plattsburgh Police Department, which you can see here.

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