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


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.

See also …
woodtv8 Meteor — if you saw it let us know with a comment


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