Watch: Meteor lights up Wisconsin sky in viral video

MADISON, Wis. — A video that captured a meteor brightening the Wisconsin sky is going viral.

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According to WKOW and WTMJ, the moment occurred shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday. The University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences’ rooftop cameras were rolling when the meteor shot across the sky overhead.

The department shared the video on social media, where it quickly went viral, racking up more than 24,000 views and nearly 350 shares by Friday morning.

>> Watch the moment here

Meteor seen from the AOSS Rooftop Cameras this morning. Thanks to WKOW Channel 27's Max Tsaparis for the heads-up! https://sysadm.aos.wisc.edu/~poker/2022_01_20_meteor_west.mp4

Posted by UW-Madison Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (UW-AOS) on Thursday, January 20, 2022