Shooting star reported over Colorado sky, likely from Orionids' meteor shower

DENVER - A large shooting star over Denver dazzled many Wednesday night and prompted calls and emails to the 7NEWS and other media groups.

The meteor streaked across the sky a little before 9:30 p.m.

"It looked like a bright star - streaking with a downward trajectory," 7NEWS viewer Scott said. "It eventually broke apart into about five pieces and fizzled out."

North American Aerospace Defense Command officials told The Denver Post the shooting star was a remnant of the Orionids' meteor shower, which peaked Oct. 21.

Stragglers from the annual meteor show are known to appear as late as early November.

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