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Glorious Geminid Meteor Shower Fireball hit the policeman's dashcam



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The Indiana law enforcement officer should be able to select this fireball from a lineup.


Video screenshot / red circle by Amanda Kooser / CNET

The annual Geminid Meteor Shower is showing a Shooting Stars show this month and a police officer in Indiana has captured a fair amount of fireball this week.

Chris Cramer with the Howard County sheriff's department was just on patrol when his Dashcam picked up a blazing green fireball on Wednesday night. It then disappears in the dark. The department shared the footage on Facebook on Facebook.

"Cpl. Cramer has found an apparent meteor on his streak camera near 600 E. on SR22 that penetrates our atmosphere," wrote the sheriff's department.

Cramer's sightings seem to be in line with the American Meteor Society's reports of a fireball spotted that same night in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. An observer saw sparks coming from the fireball. Another said it looked like it would land on the highway.

Not everyone will be so lucky to see such a massive fireball from the Geminids, but there should be plenty of opportunities to see a falling star as the meteor shower continues to be pleasing to the earth.

How to display the meteor shower both in person and online.


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