Path of the meteor over Michigan

Southeast Michigan had a front row seat to what is likely a meteor disintegrating through the atmosphere on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

The American Meteor Society tracks spotter reports for fireballs, meteors, etc. and compiles full lists out of the data.

The video here shows the initial estimates on the trajectory of the meteor as it broke up over the region.

A bright flash and a loud boom accompanied this heavenly highlight on it's final fall to Earth.

The AMS estimates the meteor streaked across the sky at a speed of 28,000 miles per hour.

They also say that based on estimates of the size of this space rock, there are likely multiple meteorites scattered across the region.

Many of you had a chance to catch the event.

Please send pictures or video to our BURST gallery by CLICKING HERE.

You can see all the reports coming in and submit your own to the American Meteor Society by CLICKING HERE.

Using the StormReady weather system we can plot the spotter reports and the meteor's path.

SPOTTER REPORTS:

INITIAL TRAJECTORY:


FIRST LIGHT:

MAIN BREAKUP:

FINAL FLASH:






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