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VIDEO: Meteor lights up the sky over St. Louis, southern Illinois

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Posted at 5:21 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 05:21:56-05

ST. LOUIS — Residents in the St. Louis area witnessed a light show Monday night after an apparent meteor flashed in the sky.

EarthCam captured video of the fireball as it moved across the St. Louis skyline just before 9 p.m. local time. Then, all of the sudden you can see a massive flash of light brightening the night sky.

Residents in Illinois also reported seeing the meteor.

Another shot of the meteor was captured on a door bell camera in a suburb of St. Louis.

Meteorologists say the object appears to have completely burned up in the atmosphere before reaching the ground.