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the meteor was bright green at first, and the sky was almost blue for a few seconds. The meteor then broke into several pieces and glowed orange as it faded away. Was visible for 10-15 seconds. The loop shows a plane going by, then the fireball that illuminates the contrail of that plane (and another from a previous plane that is not visible) The pictures were taken at 10PM CDT on April 14, 2010 (03 UTC April 15, 2010) Please credit University of Wisconsin - AOS/SSEC for the images.
A fireball, or very bright meteor, lit up the night sky Wednesday across the upper Midwest heading east to west and included several reports of a sonic boom, according to teh National Weather Service The event was captured by video from the squad car of an Iowa sheriff's deputy and a university webcam.
According to the service's Web site, the fireball was seen streaking across the sky just after 10 p.m. The light was seen in Northern Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Southern Wisconsin.