Meteor explodes over northern Colorado, explosion caught on camera

Posted at 5:10 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 19:10:15-04

DENVER, Colo. – A few lucky cameras captured a bright blast in the sky early Monday morning.

A very bright fireball exploded in the sky over northern Colorado just before 3:30 a.m., it could be seen in Denver according to witnesses who spoke to researchers at the Cloudbait Observatory in Guffey, Colorado.

According to researcher Chris Peterson, a camera on the roof of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science captured the meteor’s early flight, the fragmentation and the flight of the remaining material.

The observatory’s cameras also captured photos and videos, but it only shows a bright flash behind some clouds, said Peterson.

Peterson told Denver7 the meteor was possibly part of the Southern Delta Aquarid shower, but was more likely a sporadic, which means a random occurrence.

If you saw the meteor, Peterson asks that you report it here.