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Man Spots Meteor While Taking Out Garbage

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A man’s early winter morning mission to take out the garbage in Bettendorf, Iowa, on January 20, took an unexpected turn when a meteor soared across the sky.

This home security footage shows Bill Morrissey wheeling a bin down his driveway at around 6:47 am. The fireball zooms across the sky and disappears behind a house across the street. Morrissey pauses for a moment before returning up the driveway followed closely by his dogs.

“It lasted only a few seconds in duration,” he told Storyful. “It was bright and dramatic.”

The American Meteor Association received as many as 413 sightings reports on the morning of January 20 from 11 states. Credit: Bill Morrissey via Storyful

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