Flash... boom. It took just seconds for a bright green fireball - and apparent meteor - to streak across the dark sky over Wisconsin at about 1:31am Monday morning.
But thanks to the magic (and paranoia) of our digital age, there's tonnes of security and dash-cam video of the event, and it's already all over the internet.
Here's a shot from Plover, Wisconsin, shared by the local National Weather Service (NWS) station on Twitter:
Here's the view from the University of Wisconsin campus:
Here's the view from a police car:
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/rRQazjC9Ro— Glendale WI Police (@GlendaleWiPD) February 6, 2017
NWS Milwaukee staff also shared a radar image showing what they believe is the meteor over Lake Michigan:
If any of the space-rock reached the surface, the lake is likely where it ended up.
Though the flash looks low to the ground in some of those clips, that's a bit misleading; it was high enough to see from all the way in Illinois:
This video from the American Meteor Society shows its estimated path, and suggests it was visible from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indian, Ohio, Indiana, New York, Ontario, Kentucky, Iowa and Minnesota:
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