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A bright meteor has been seen falling across Colorado, and caught on video

A bright meteor has been seen falling across Colorado, and caught on video

DENVER (KDVR) — Multiple videos captured a bright meteor falling in the sky over Colorado early Sunday morning, while dozens of others reported seeing the event themselves.

Several separate viewers submitted videos of the event that happened around 3:30 AM

One of the videos was taken by a viewer on the road between Wiggins and Rogaine, west of Fort Morgan.

Another video was taken near Hursttoth Mountain, west of Fort Collins, by Luke and Melanie McComey.

Two other videos were taken in Aurora by Eric Whittlesey and show the bright meteor. It fell at high speed and lit up the neighborhood, Whittlesey said.

In both videos, the meteor appears to flash brightly before breaking into smaller pieces as it fades into the sky.

Dozens of people have reported seeing the meteor to the nonprofit American Meteorite Society.

Most of the views were between 3:30 AM and 3:35 AM

The majority of cases have been reported in the northern half of Colorado around metro Denver, but there has been one report to AMS as far south as Santa Fe, New Mexico, and as far north as Casper, Wyoming.

Some reports described it as a “large red ball of fire,” and one said the meteor’s light lit up the entire cluster.

Some reports also stated that they heard a sound sometime after the meteor appeared in the sky.

The reports were pending, meaning they had not been verified by AMS, as of 10 a.m. Sunday.

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