Thursday 5 December, 2019

WATCH: Suspected meteor lights up southern Michigan sky

The National Weather Service says the bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky across southern Michigan may have been a meteor. Sightings were reported from Detroit, in the eastern part of the state at least as far west as Kalamazoo.

Meteorologist Jordan Dale says the weather service hasn't been able to confirm that it was a meteor despite reports and videos received by the agency late Tuesday. But he says "it was not thunder or lightning or weather-related."

Some residents reported their homes shaking.

The weather service says by about 9 p.m. it had received dozens of reports.

Dale says the weather service is trying to determine what caused the light and noise, calling it "a rare occurrence."

 

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