One of the most brilliant fireballs of 2023 so far was spotted over Illinois and many other states early Thursday morning and the event was captured by security camera video.

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According to the American Meteor Society, this meteor exploded over Illinois at approximately 1:55am Central Time on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Multiple residents in Illinois reported seeing it along with 9 other states and even a province in Canada.

Infographic, American Meteor Society
Infographic, American Meteor Society
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This security camera captured the moment this fireball disintegrated in the atmosphere.

American Meteor Society via YouTube
American Meteor Society via YouTube
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As of this writing, there are 153 reported sightings of this meteor making it one of the most visible fireball events in 2023 so far.

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