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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A fireball streaking across the sky Monday night was seen from Tampa to the northwest Bahamas.

So what was it?

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CBS4 Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer said it looks like it was a very close pass of asteroid 2021 GW4. He said it was likely passing about 9,000 miles above us and briefly struck the atmosphere while moving at 16,000 mph.

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He added it literally passed inside the moon’s orbit which is about 252,000 miles away from Earth.

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The closest most asteroids usually get to Earth is about 1.3 million miles. Team