Watch CBSN Live

Lake Michigan meteor lights up the sky in several states

Lake Michigan meteor
Lake Michigan meteor 00:18

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A meteor over Lake Michigan lit up the sky early Monday morning across several states in the Midwest.

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. 

A campus police officer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison was one of the officers in the region whose dash cam captured the meteor flashing across the dark sky:

Meteorologist Jeff Last of the National Weather Service’s office in Green Bay, Wisconsin, 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 atmosphere.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.