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 May 13, 2005
Meteor shower sparks flurry of phone calls to officials
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. Rhode Islanders were among those across New England last night who saw bright lights moving across the sky and alerted the authorities.

A meteor shower sparked a flurry of frantic phone calls to police departments and airports across the region.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Holly Baker says the meteor shower was seen as far north as Portland, Maine, and as far south as Long Island.

Witnesses apparently mistook the meteor shower for a plane crashing. But no aircraft are unaccounted for.

Officials say the bright lights apparently came from the Lyrid meteor shower. The meteor shower was scheduled to be visible to the naked eye from Wednesday through tomorrow.

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