Indiana among several states that saw meteor Tuesday night

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – If you saw a flash of light in the sky last night, you weren’t alone.
The American Meteor Society (AMS) says it received 355 reports of a fireball, seen around 8:10 p.m. Tuesday.
Most of the reports came out of Michigan, but residents of northern Indiana along with people in Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania saw the meteor.
The Detroit News reported confirmation from NASA’s Bill Cooke. Cooke, with the Meteoroid Environment Office said, it was “definitely a meteor.”
According to the American Meteor Society, it was a very slow-moving meteor – speed of about 28,000 miles per hour (45,000km/hour). This fact, combined with the brightness of the meteor (which suggests a fairly big space rock), shows that the object penetrated deep into the atmosphere before it broke apart (which produced the sounds heard by at least 77 observers). It is likely that there are meteorites on the ground near this region.