Did you see a strange ball of light streak across the sky Friday night?
It was probably a meteor.
People from the Chicago area to the metro-east reported seeing the ball flash across the sky about 10:15 p.m. Friday.
Meteorologist Chris Higgins of the Fox affiliate KTVI in St. Louis posted video of the meteor, captured from webcams in St. Louis County and at Eckert’s in Belleville.
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There were reports of Friday’s meteor being seen in Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Tennessee.
Higgins reported that the Lyrid meteor shower is active each year in mid- to late-April. In 2016, the peak of this shower is expected on the morning of April 22, so there could be more shooting stars.