Video of Bright Fireball Reported By Hundreds Around Illinois
One of the most brilliant fireballs in recent memory exploded in the skies over the Midwest Saturday night with reports from hundreds in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. A doorbell security camera captured some video of the event.
UPDATE: The AMS Meteors website now shows 193 reports including one Saturday night from Quincy. New video also shared now by Bradley Johnson.
ORIGINAL STORY: I first saw this fireball reported by the National Weather Service out of the Quad Cities on their Facebook page. According to their report, the meteor flashed across the sky between 8:30 and 8:45pm. Note that some comments claimed this caused a fire in a nearby forested area, but we haven't been able to confirm that as of this writing.
Northern IL Severe Weather shared video submitted by Jason Allen in Madison, Wisconsin.
I believe that AMS Meteors is in the process of documenting the many reports. I will update this story once they have their site updated and with any other videos that are shared of this widely-reported meteor.