James Lattis, head of the UW-Madison Space Place, said meteors are common – but many are not as bright as the one seen last night. The National Weather Service says there’s no word on what caused the fireball. But there’s currently a meteor shower called the "Gamma Virginids."
Posted by Steve S at 3:43 PM
I was momentarily freaked out by what I now find out was a meteoric fireball late last night: