A bright green fireball and apparent meteor streaked through the dark skies of America early this morning (Feb 6, 2017). On Mon...
A bright green fireball and apparent meteor streaked through the dark skies of America early this morning (Feb 6, 2017). On Monday morning at around 1:31 AM, a bright meteor blazed through the dark sky of Wisconsin for few seconds. And soon after that, the skywatchers began sharing the videos of the event all over the internet.
According to the official facebook page ‘NASA Meteor Watch’, over 220 people reported AMS about witnessing the fireball at about 1:25 AM CST (2:25 AM EST/0725 GMT).
American Meteor Society(AMS) shared a video showing the first estimated trajectory of the meteor, suggesting that it was seen in Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky, Minnesota, Michigan, and Ontario. Most of the eyewitnesses were from Chicago and Milwaukee.
The preliminary estimated trajectory was plotted using the witness reports. They showed that the meteor traveled from the Southwest to Northeast ending its flight on the Lake Michigan around Sheboygan and Manitowoc in Wisconsin.
Check out this INCREDIBLE video of the #meteor this morning as viewed from a Lisle, IL police car dash cam! Thanks to Lisle P
Our midnight crew saw the flash from the meteor early this morning. Checking back at our radar images, we saw this! #swiwx
Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich shared the video of fireball as seen over Lake Michigan from the University of Wisconsin
And this is the view from a police car seen at 1:30 AM:
One of our officers caught this on their squad camera at about 1:30 AM today. The meteor lit up the sky and then came into view. pic.twitter.com/rRQa
Here’s the video shared by AMS showing the first estimated trajectory of the meteor
(Video credits: AMS American Meteor Society)Comment
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