Meteor lights up Midwest sky

Judging by the relative silence in the area, Minnesotans didn’t see the meteor that streaked across the upper Midwest sky around 1:30 this morning.

[Update: Former Wyoming Minn., mayor Sheldon Anderson says he saw it around 1:25 travelling east from Zimmerman, Minn.]

Plover, Wis., did.

So did Chicago.

A camera atop a building at the University of Wisconsin in Madison also captured the meteor.

It cast a lovely glow on Oshkosh.

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The American Meteor Society says it’s received almost 200 reports of sightings as of this morning.


It said the meteor travelled southwest to northeast.