Videos show apparent meteor zoom through sky

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NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) — A vehicle dash cam and a home surveillance camera captured the moment an apparent meteor shot across the sky early Wednesday.

Emily Catherine McCormick shared dash cam video with us that appears to show a meteor in the sky. McCormick said she was driving along S.R. 930 in New Haven near Maplecrest Road when a meteoroid appeared enter Earth’s atmosphere and burned up.

Watch the video above.

Another video was shared from Joy Howard on Twitter (see below). It was taken from a home surveillance camera.

According to the Associated Press, the American Meteor Society, a nonprofit group, said it received more than 200 reports of a bright fireball over eastern Ohio. Robert Lunsford, a society official, said the fireball was most likely a random meteor not associated with any known meteor shower.

It takes an object only the size of a softball to create a flash as bright as the full moon, Lunsford said. This object was probably a bit larger, Lunsford said, but more analysis would be needed to determine its size.

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