Geminid meteor shower

The Geminid meteor shower filled the skies in the Northern Hemisphere earlier this month.

Did you hear a loud boom or see a fireball streaking across the sky around 2 a.m. Thursday morning? 

Me neither. 

But others did, and it's now being chalked up to a meteor, with fireball sightings reported to the American Meteor Society from Chanhassen to Prior Lake to Shakopee.

Fireballs were reported in Chanhassen at 2:15 a.m. Prior Lake at 2:20 a.m. and multiple reports from Cambridge between 2:10 a.m. and 2:24 a.m.

A guy named Jason tweeted video taken from Shakopee, facing north: 

As did this guy:

It's being called one of the biggest meteors seen worldwide this year, according to the Star Tribune. Pat Branch, an observer and meteorite hunter with the American Meteor Society, called the fireball "very unusual" and "one of the biggest events of the year."

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