American Meteor Society gets more than 100 reports of meteor

Meteor captured on video near Mattoon Thursday morning, by viewer Paula Inman.
Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 10:34 AM CST
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Did you see a meteor in the sky early Thursday morning?

The American Meteor Society reported 117 sightings of a fireball in the sky around 6:47 a.m. Below is a map showing the sightings across the Midwest.

CLICK HERE to view the report. Locally, a person reported seeing it in Kronenwetter.

Meteors are pieces of space rock that start to burn as they enter Earth’s atmosphere. Once they hit the ground, if there is anything left, they are called meteorites.

Here is video of the meteor as seen from Bettendorf, Iowa.

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