WATCH: Meteor Ignites Milwaukee Sky with ‘Huge Fireball’

Milwaukee County Transit

Milwaukee County Transit System buses recorded footage of “one heck of a meteor” on Saturday evening.

“That was one heck of a meteor at 5:43pm tonight,” local Fox meteorologist Tom Wachs tweeted shortly after the celestial pyrotechnics ended. “Saw a huge fireball (also known as a bolide) looking NE from Bayside, WI (Milwaukee). Anyone else see it?”

Along with the northbound buses — who only caught their shots by happenstance — University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Space Science and Engineering Center also got footage of the meteor as it soared over Lake Mendota.

So far, however, the buses seem to have a better record. Public transit previously spotted a meteor in May, as well as another earlier this month.


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