Bad Astronomy

Meteors over Wisconsin?

[UPDATE: This blog post is from 2007, when a bright meteor lit up Wisconsin skies. Another bright fireball was seen on April 14, 2010 around 10:00 p.m. local time in the same area. I have a new post up about that, so if you saw it and want to comment, head over to that post. Thanks!]

I just got an email from a reader saying a friend of his saw what may have been a spectacular meteor breakup near Columbus, Wisconsin around 7:10 p.m. local time today (Monday, January 15, an hour ago as I write this). Did any BABloggees from that area see anything?

The friend reported seeing several “vertical trails” in the sky, so it sounds like it could have been a meteor exploding and creating several trails.

If you saw something, leave your location, what you saw, and the direction you saw it in the comments!