A bright fireball lit up the night sky over Lake Michigan at 05:53 UTC on December 19, 2017 (23:53 CST, December 18). The event lasted several seconds.
The American Meteor Organization (AMO) received 61 reports. The fireball was seen over Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa.
Two people reported delayed sound associated with the event.
Video courtesy UW-AOSS
Video courtesy D. Suardini, AMS
Wisconsin fireball, December 19, 2017 – Heatmap. Credit: AMS
Featured image: Wisconsin fireball, December 19, 2017. Credit: University of Wisconsin – Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
If you value what we do here, open your ad-free account and support our journalism.
Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.
Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.
All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.
You can choose the level of your support.
Stay kind, vigilant and ready!