2018 : Meteor Spotted in Southwest Michigan

January 16, 2018 all-day


Did you see a bright light, or hear what sounded like thunder Tuesday night just after 8pm? Experts are saying that was a meteor.

The American Meteor Society received hundreds reports of a fireball all over Michigan. There were also reported sightings as far as Wisconsin, Ohio, and Ontario.

Some residents reported their homes shaking. NWS Detroit says the atmospheric pressure wave generated from the meteors penetration into the atmosphere caused a M2.0 earthquake to register on seismometers.

The meteor was estimated to be about 6 feet in diameter and was traveling around 28,000 mph.  when it hit the atmosphere.

Due to snow cover, Michiganders may be able to find meteor pieces after the event.

Source :  “Meteorite fragments scattered across Mid-Michigan“, WILX, Channel 10 News, January 16 and 17, 2018