A meteor has plummeted in a fireball over Lake Michigan, lighting up the night sky in bright blue just before scattering over the lake in many pieces, according to a police video and an expert's description.
Lisle, Illinois, police officer Jim Dexter recorded the meteor's descent on the dash camera of his patrol car early on Monday morning.
Aside from Lisle, which is less than 48 km east of Chicago witnesses reported seeing the meteor from Wisconsin, Michigan and as far away as New York state and the Canadian province of Ontario, according the American Meteor Society.
The meteor broke apart into pieces of rock and metallic dust that descended in a cloud onto Lake Michigan, American Meteor Society operations manager Mike Hankey said.
No one is reported to have been injured by debris, he said.