'Blue-Green Fireball' Lights Up Midwest Skies

Meteor captured on dashcam could be seen in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2017 12:37 PM CST
Midwest Lit Up by Overnight Meteor Show
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If you happened to be up late after the Super Bowl (and also follow the National Weather Service Chicago's Twitter account), you would have gotten a sneak peek at the natural phenomenon that the rest of the world is now seeing. "Check out this INCREDIBLE video," the NWS tweeted, directing viewers to a seven-second clip of a meteor, described by the Chicago Tribune as a "bright blue-green fireball," streaking through the sky, as captured by a dashcam in a Lisle, Ill., police vehicle. USA Today reports the sky show could be seen across the Midwest, including in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa. Check out USA Today to see other videos of the meteor. (Hundreds of people called in after a meteor over the Northeast in May.)

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