The fireball zoomed over Cambridge, Minnesota early Thursday morning. (iStock)
Late-night stargazers in Cambridge, Minnesota and then maybe have noticed or felt a huge fireball that streaks in the air earlier this week.
The meteor, which in the stratosphere just after 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, took to the city in eastern direction and goes dark on Harris, the observer and meteorite hunter Pat Branch, who works with the American Meteor Society, told the Star Tribune.
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Branch told the publication of the fireball was probably close enough to the Earth to “drop pea to grape size rocks with charred, crusted or chipped edges.”
The meteor, which was “refrigerator-sized”, according to the Star Tribune, was visible for more than 50 miles from where the past.
A man who only a Michael B — reported to the American Meteor Society, he saw a blue light bright enough to keep my trees are blue, a kind of massive Christmas light were suddenly on them,” says the newspaper.
“I looked up, and looked like a large meteor was streaking directly over me. After about three minutes, an explosion of sound occurred from far away, but still audible enough to be a number of pheasants in my back yard scatter and cry what,” he added.
Other Minnesota residents reportedly called authorities after hearing what she later learned was the meteor’s sonic boom.
“It is very unusual,” Branch told the Star Tribune of the fireball. “This is one of the biggest events of the year.”
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The meteor came just a day after a separate fireball flashed across the sky above the San Francisco Bay Area.
A number of social media users took to Twitter to share the videos of the not-of-this-world.