Fireball in the Sky Tuesday Evening

Fireball in the Sky Tuesday Evening

Carla Harmon
January 17, 2018

Residents in several cities across MI reported seeing a bright and colorful flash travel through the sky before hearing a loud boom. Reports have come in from across the Great Lakes region, but so far, there no one can say where the possible meteor landed.

Dispatch centers in West Michigan say they also received reports of a flash of light in the sky.

The National Weather Service office for Detroit posted - and later deleted - a tweet in reply to a query about lightning and thunder in Livonia, Mich., a Detroit suburb. Some said they felt their.

Dozens of people on Twitter and Facebook reported seeing a bright white flash in the sky, followed by a loud, house-shaking sound.

The meteorite sighted over Metro Detroit on Tuesday was a rare event seen over the United States and Canada, according to the American Meteor Society, which records meteor sightings. "We continue to monitor feeds from astronomical agencies for official confirmation of a meteor".

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