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Bright Green Meteor Streak Visible Wednesday Night from West Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri

Wed April 11 2012 10:15 pm  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=52129
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Meteor spotted above Madison, Wisconsin on evening of April 11, 2012. Meteor enters picture at about 20:21:24 (Video Elapsed time starts just after 0:08).

A bright green meteor was reported about 8:22 p.m. CDT by numerous sky watchers from Michigan to Wisconsin to Illinois to Iowa to Missouri. A Chicago police officer and others reported a plane down. The City of Chicago sent out a Chicago Fire Department helicopter and a Chicago Police Department helicopter to search for a downed aircraft near Wolf Lake on the south side of Chicago. No aircraft or debris were discovered.

Many witnesses reported the meteor as brilliant green with a tail.

The Lyrids Meteor Shower peaks April 21-22. More on the night sky of April 2012, including the Lyrids in the video below …


April 2012 witnesses Saturn at opposition, a crescent-phase Venus, the Lyrid Meteor Shower — where up 20 meteors per hour may be seen– and, for those with telescopes and dark skies, the Leo Triplet galaxies.

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