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(VIDEO) Fireball caught on doorbell cameras shoots across Casper skies early Wednesday

This screenshot from a doorbell camera video shows a large fireball that streaked over Casper skies at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. (Courtesy Kendra Gezzi)

CASPER, Wyo. — A bright fireball lit up skies over Casper early on Wednesday morning.

Several Casper-area homeowners shared video of what appears to be a meteor that streaked across the night sky at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

There are three active meteor showers happening, according to the American Meteor Society. Those include the Orionids, which will be active until Nov. 22; the Southern Taurids, which will be active through Dec. 2, and the Northern Taurids, which will also be active through Dec. 2.

Oil City News reached out to the National Weather Service in Riverton to ask whether they may have heard of reports of the early Wednesday morning meteor and whether they might have more information about it. A NWS in Riverton representative said they don’t have expertise in space phenomenon outside of whether the weather forecast will allow viewing.

The following videos shared by Casper-area residents show the large shooting star streaking across Casper skies at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday:

(Courtesy Kendra Gezzi)
(Courtesy Billie Rawlings)


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