Video: That giant, glowing green ball flying through the sky was a meteor

It was spotted in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois.
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That giant glowing ball that flew through the sky was a meteor.

The meteor was spotted over Wisconsin and Illinois just before 1:30 a.m. Monday, the American Meteor Society says, but people in Minnesota and other surrounding states also caught a glimpse of the green fireball (a fireball is a term for a really bright meteor).

A Morton Grove, Illinois, police officer captured the meteor on dash cam video:

The organization has gotten more than 185 reports of people seeing the meteor, with officials estimating the meteor traveled from southwest to northeast, ending it's flight near Lake Michigan.

Here's another video of the fireball:

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