City Room Fireballs in the Sky Are Not Exclusive to Siberia

New York Times
Saturday 23rd February, 2013

the Russian fireball last week was how impossibly improbable and exotic it seemed. Who would ever witness such a thing?But from 1807 — only 13 years after science recognized the extraterrestrial origin of meteorites — when a 300-pound space boulder screamed across the Connecticut sky and burst open across farmers’ fields 50 miles northeast of New York City, to the modern day, when, in 1992, a football-size projectile shot through a car trunk in Westchester County, the New York region has seen more than its share of meteors and meteorites, including some of literature’s most significant landi…

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