Meteor Sightings (VIDEO): 7 Midwest States See Fireball Streak Across Sky

Dozens of meteor sightings have been reported in the Midwest this week, as a bright fireball streaked across the sky early morning on Thursday.

Reports from the American Meteor Society confirm that dozens of calls were made about the meteor, and that those calls came from seven different states. The fireball was seen streaking across the sky over Indianapolis, and broke up near Richmond, Indiana.

Scientists have said that the meteor is similar to the one that was reported to have streaked across the sky over Russia earlier this year.

One eye witness from Fort Worth described the meteor as "bright blue green-like lightning with what appeared to be a fire-like tail glowing red orange."

The eye witness added that the light from the meteor was "extremely close and lit up neighboring rooftops."

Another eye witness described: "After it exploded, the meteor got brighter and didn't burn out until it was close to the horizon."

Here is video footage of the meteor streaking across the Midwest:

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