Fireball meteor makes spectacular Midwest appearance

Meteor spotted over the Midwest
Meteor spotted over the Midwest


    Meteor spotted over the Midwest


Meteor spotted over the Midwest 00:58

(CNN)A flaming meteor was spotted early Monday in the lower sky across the Midwest, giving a rare up-close look of the phenomenon, which was caught on video, the National Weather Service said.

The weather service in Chicago shared this clip on Twitter:
It was unclear if the meteor struck earth or burned out.
It might have even dropped into Lake Michigan, where it was briefly spotted on radar near Cheboygan, Michigan, at about 1:30 a.m. Central Standard Time.
    In suburban Chicago, a Lisle, Illinois, police dashcam recorded a video that drew thousands of views and shares on Facebook.
    Weather Service meteorologists in Chicago, Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisconsin, said meteor showers are common in the area -- but a spectacular view like this is rare. People reported seeing it from Wisconsin to Illinois to Indiana.
    Some in Wisconsin reported hearing a sonic boom, which is caused when a meteor enters the atmosphere, said NWS meteorologist Sarah Marquardt in Milwaukee.
    Comments on social media indicated a range of responses from fear to excitement.
    On Facebook, Sherry Udit wrote that she saw it in Oswego, Illinois, adding, "Thought I was just imagining things!"
    And football fan Ryan Grubbs observed, "That was Matt Ryan's star crashing back to Earth ... lol."