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March 8, 1991

DETROIT (AP) _ A bright orange meteor with a long tail zoomed over Michigan Thursday night, turning bluish-white before it vanished above the horizon, the National Weather Service said.

The shooting star appeared about 8:35 p.m. EST as a spot of brilliant orange light in the eastern sky, forecaster Walt Zaleski said from the weather service’s office at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

The meteor was visible over southeastern Michigan for several seconds, changing in color to bluish-white as it traveled overhead and disappeared above the western horizon, he said.

A tail streak was visible behind the meteor, adding to the light show.