Meteor spotted shooting across the Colorado sky

2:54 PM, Oct 24, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - A meteor shot across the sky Thursday morning.

Chris Peterson, who works at the Cloudbait Observatory, said after comparing two videos, he believes it began over Mead and ended over Yuma.

It traveled about 125 mi. and the height was about 28 mi.

Peterson estimates the meteor's speed to about 35,000 mph.

While that sounds fast to some, it classifies the meteor as a low, slow meteor, which will most likely to drop meteorites.

Peterson also said this meteor is not part of the Orionid meteor shower, which peaked a few days ago and still has some minor activity.

This is a sporadic meteor that's unassociated with any other showers.

Here is a video from Cloudbait of the meteor: http://bit.ly/1akZ2UB.

Track the meteor here: http://bit.ly/16wflPg

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