Lexie Rains, SGHS Freshman
Lexie Rains, SGHS Freshman
Around 10 p.m. on April 14, the night sky lit up over the Midwest as a (more than likely) meteor flew over us. I didn't see it, but from what I heard in school and saw on the Internet, it was a green or blue light with a red or orange tail streaking across the sky. One article stated, "A meteor like this is more than likely smaller than a soccer ball. As it flew through the sky at speeds over 40,000 mph, the extreme friction caused the rock to heat to extreme temperatures ... odds are that this would be like a typical meteor and nothing would have hit the ground as it all burned up." (www.msnbc. com).

This meteor was reported from Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, and perhaps many more places. "All the 911 lines lit up at once" Grant County Sheriff's Department Captain Tony Sheckles said (www.msnbc.com). The Vernon County Sheriff's Department dispatch center received multiple calls shortly after 10 p.m. as well.

The meteor was caught on a Howard County Sheriff's Department dash cam as it moved across the sky. This video can be seen all over the Internet.

I wish I had seen it live; however, I did see it on a video, and it was beautiful!