February 6, 2017 4:54 pm
Updated: February 6, 2017 4:58 pm

Meteor lights up American Midwest skies in a spectacular display

WATCH: Dashcam video from a police car in Illinois and footage from the University of Wisconsin capture a meteor streaking through the sky early Monday morning across several U.S. States.


A meteor over Lake Michigan lit up the sky early on Monday morning across several states in the American Midwest.

Dashcam video from a police car in Lisle, Ill., and other police vehicles in both Wisconsin and Illinois captured the fireball streaking through the night sky about 1:30 a.m.

In addition to Illinois and Wisconsin, the American Meteor Society lists sightings in Indiana, Michigan and other states as well.

Meteorologist Jeff Last of the National Weather Service’s office in Green Bay, Wisc., says the meteor was accompanied by a sonic boom that shook houses in the region.

Last says radar shows the meteor passing over Lake Michigan, but he said it’s not clear if it landed in the water or if it broke up in the sky.

© 2017 The Associated Press

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