Meteor seen over West Michigan Monday morning
WEST MICHIGAN, (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Newschannel 3 received a half dozen Facebook posts about a possible meteor sighting early Monday morning.
According to the American Meteor Society; they were right!
A check of its website around 4am showed more than 140 reports from 8 states and Canada.
“Drew” from Kalamazoo wrote: “It was pretty huge. Reminded me of the asteroid that fell through the atmosphere in Russia that was all over the internet.”
“Aaron” in Battle Creek wrote: “I was driving on Morgan Road when I saw this. Absolutely beautiful sight. Wish I would have gotten a picture or video.”
The National Weather Service sent out two videos via twitter of the meteor caught on police dash-cam in Illinois and Wisconsin.
The American Meteor Society; using witnesses reports also plotted a first "estimated trajectory."
It says the meteor was traveling from the Southwest to Northeast ending its flight over Lake Michigan somewhere between Sheboygan and Manitowic Wisconsin.