Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A midwestern fireball

The skies over the Midwestern states of the United States lit up early on February 6 with an impressive fireball that headed toward Lake Michigan (not sure if it splashed down in the lake or not, though).  It was big enough to cause sonic booms heard in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

This article from the Chicago Tribune indicates that size-wise, it might have been big enough to produce meteorites, which if it did, ended up in the lake.  Several videos included.

As meteor lights Midwestern skies, Lisle cop captures 'giant green-lighted orb' on dashcam

Here's video from a school in Neenah, Wisconsin (south and inland of Green Bay), with several different views.  The brightness of this was amazing;  check out the shadows.

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