VIDEO: Giant Meteor Flies Over Chicago!

Did you see that meteor fly through the sky this morning at 1:25?

For the record, yes…that WAS a meteor and NOT a Tom Brady touchdown pass from the Super Bowl. (I can see the confusion…)

This Bright Leonid Fireball Is Shown During The Storm Of 1966 In The Sky Above Wrightwood, CA. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)

This Bright Leonid Fireball Is Shown During The Storm Of 1966 In The Sky Above Wrightwood, CA. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)

According to the American Meteorological Society, it was actually a bolide. They’re so rare, this blog’s spell-checker didn’t think it was an actual word! Bolides are between 1 and 100 meters in diameter, making them one of the largest meteors.

That explains how it was spotted from Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, New York, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Ontario!

For the Illinois view, check out the video above. It was taken from a dashboard cam of a Lisle police cruiser.

Here’s the Wisconsin perspective, courtesy of the Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin at Madison:

 

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