A bright meteor lit up the skies over the Midwest early Monday, a huge ball of flame visible from at least four states including Illinois, meteorologists said.
“It was basically visible for a long distance,” said Ricky Castro, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Chicago office. “It was certainly an interesting event, uncommon for the area.” The weather service’s Milwaukee office got reports of sonic booms.
Dashboard camera videos from suburban police departments, shared with the weather service, show a bright blue-green fireball streaking across the sky.
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Next Video was originally posted by the National Weather Service’s Twitter account from the Lisle PD (police car dash cam). Includes Timestamp Credit:Lisle, IL Police Department.