KUSA - 9NEWS got a lot of calls and newstips Thursday morning from folks who saw something out of the ordinary on their way to work.
The reports are all very similar: a large flash of green light, followed by a trailing green light. It was seen just before 6 a.m. in the northeast sky.
We have talked with several local police departments who say they also received calls about the green light. One police dispatcher and one fire dispatcher 9NEWS spoke with said they saw it themselves as they drove to work.
9NEWS sent Kevin Torres to the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics to discuss what the green light could be. After some preliminary research, scientists there concluded it was a fireball, which is a rather large shooting star. It is likely billions of years old and spent its entire life in an asteroid field before it broke away.
This particular fireball was visible as far as 100 miles away.
If you know anyone that caught it on camera, please share it with us at 9news.com/sendit.
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