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VIDEO: Large Fireball Seen Over Denver Thursday Night

By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) - Did you see a large fireball in the sky over Denver Thursday night?

(credit: Greg Kramer)

Greg Kramer posted a video to the CBS Denver Facebook page. Kramer was filming the light rod display at the Denver Botanic Gardens' Blossoms of Light when he tilted the camera upwards and captured the flashing light.

CBS4 Producer Aaron Romek saw the fireball as he was driving home from the gym. He was facing east and said it broke into several pieces.

"It was so bright I thought it was some sort of plane explosion," Romek said.

UPDATE: The fireball was not part of the Geminid meteor showers which peaked early Thursday morning. Instead, it was what experts call a sporadic meteor, and it could have left meteorites behind.

Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado's weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

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