Video captures bright meteor streak over Wisconsin skies Monday night

Did you see it? Rooftop cameras around southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois captured a bright meteor racing across the sky Monday night.

It happened just before midnight Monday night - 11:50 p.m. to be exact, according to the UW school of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences. Their rooftop cameras captured a great view of the celestial show:

Meteors become visible when they enter the Earth's atmosphere at a high rate of speed and begin to glow due to heating. Though they usually break up into small, harmless pieces, scientists estimate as many as 15,000 tons worth of the stuff falls to the surface each year.

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