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Fireball seen in morning sky

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Early morning commuters headed north into Salt Lake City on Friday morning reported seeing a large fireball in the sky, slowly moving from east to west.

Patrick Wiggins of the Hansen Planetarium said he didn't see the 6:30 a.m. event but believes it's the wrong direction to be related to Thursday morning's East Coast sightings of flames in the sky from a falling 25-year-old Russian rocket.

He said only Israel's government puts satellites in an orbit that would produce a phenomenon from the east-west direction. His best theory is that it was a small meteor from deep space.