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WATCH: Meteor lights up night sky over parts of Colorado

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Posted at 9:49 AM, Oct 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-04 15:51:37-04

ESTES PARK, Colo. -- Did you see it? A meteor streaking through the night sky early Sunday morning turned night into day in parts of Colorado, and it was all caught on camera.

Home surveillance video systems installed at several homes in northern Colorado captured the "flying star" sometime around 4:30 a.m.

Cindy Sumonia shared surveillance video of the light display on Discover Colorado Through Your Photos Facebook group. She said it happened outside of Estes Park and lit up the sky as it raced across the horizon.

Chris Peterson with Cloudbait Observatory in Guffy said their equipment captured the event as well. He said the the meteor was very bright, much brighter than the full Moon when it exploded near the end.

Peterson said meteor may have traveled somewhere near the Boulder area, but its direct path hasn't been narrowed down yet.

Many of the videos captured on home security systems were shared with Denver7 and can be viewed below:

Courtesy: Edward Harrell

Colorado meteor captured on video

Courtesy: Will Volskis

Meteor streaks through Colorado sky

Courtesy: Jeff Homan

Meteor seen near Loveland

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Meteor seen near Wellington