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Meteor Caught On Police Car Dashcam Turns Whole Sky Green Over Lake Michigan

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A Lisle Police Department car dashcam captured a large meteor streaking across the sky above Lisle, a town near to Chicago, in northern Illinois, early on Monday morning.

The large green-hued fireball was seen lighting up the morning sky at around 01:26 AM local time (7:30 GMT). People in the Illinois area of Rogers Park, as well as in South Shore, could observe the spectacle, but sightings were also reported in Wisconsin, Kentucky and Ontario, Canada.

Dashcam video from police cruisers in Wisconsin and Illinois captured the fireball streaking through the dark 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, Wisconsin, says the meteor was followed by a sonic boom which lead to reports of buildings feeling the force of the meteor.

Last said 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.

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