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VIDEO: Milwaukee County Transit bus cameras capture meteor falling from sky

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Posted at 6:55 AM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 08:12:10-05

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a meteor! Milwaukee County Transit System buses captured video of a meteor flashing across the sky and it's...magical.

The sky sensation was spotted along Route 28, the PurpleLine, GreenLine, Route 15 and Route 44U.

This sparkling meteor is a result of the Northern Taurids meteor shower, which is active Oct. 20 through Dec. 10. Peak activity for this meteor shower was on Monday and Tuesday night when the moon was 100% full, according to the American Meteor Society.

Tuesday's full moon is called the Full Beaver Moon, according to the Farmer's Almanac. The name comes from the time of year when beaver traps were set before the swamps froze. This was done in order to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another explanation for the name is that this is the time of year beavers are actively preparing for winter.

The November full moon is also sometimes referred to as the 'Frosty Moon.'