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Meteors Light Up Sky in Five Southern States

July 08, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

A meteor shower lighted up the sky from Texas to western Tennessee, prompting a flood of reports to law enforcement officers throughout the region.

The lights flashed across the sky in portions of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Tennessee.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration in Fort Worth said the lights were caused by meteors passing through the atmosphere.

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