Huge fireball seen over areas of the northeast

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PITTSBURGH, PA - There was more than snow falling in the northeast early Wednesday morning. Folks got quite the light show after a fireball shot through the night sky.

Officials say a piece of space rock, about two feet in diameter and about 500-lbs shot through the sky. Scientists believe it was moved across the sky at a speed of 45,000 mph and flared brighter than a full moon. The whole thing was caught on NASA cameras.

Scientists say the rock was first detected about Western Pennsylvania, but it was so big, folks in New York and Ohio also got a light show.