Large Fiery Meteor Spotted In The Skies Over Illinois

Around 1:25 a.m. on February 6, 2017 a meteor lit up the night sky in the upper midwest.  A huge ball of flame visible from at least four states including Illinois, meteorologists said.

The American Meteor Society, which monitors meteor showers, said it had received more than 185 reports of sightings as of 7 a.m. The meteor“ended its flight on Lake Michigan somewhere between Sheboygan and Manitowoc” in Wisconsin.

Numerous reports of the fireball poured in from Iowa and Illinois, several from the Quad Cities, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Several dash cam videos were included in the report.  Meteors are not uncommon, but one of this magnitude doesn’t happen every day.

“The fireball was seen primarily from Illinois and Wisconsin, but witnesses from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, New York, Kentucky, Minessota and Ontario (Canada) also reported the event,” the society said on its website.


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