When me and my sister were young, my parents used to point out the constellations in the night sky while were on the road. To this day, I can point out Orion and the Big Dipper and Little Dipper. It always drove me crazy when Dad would say "Do you see Orion's belt?" I guess I didn't have much of an imagination when trying to make sense of what visuals the stars created.

All I know is, that a clear night sky with endless amounts of stars is still magical to me. This leads me to ask this question, have you ever seen a shooting star, a meteor, or a meteorite? If you have seen a shooting star, you've seen a meteor. Meteorites are a rock that survives entering the Earth's atmosphere, and their size can range from bits of dust to huge rocks that create massive craters

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I do know these residents in both Daviess County and Muhlenberg Counties were a little worried when a meteor showed up in their respective backyards early Sunday morning.

Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Wayne Hart shared both videos on his Facebook page.


The Owensboro fly-by, rather fly-down footage is courtesy of Susan Mann. As you can see, it occurred close to 2:15 a.m. About an hour later in South Carrollton in northern Muhlenberg County, Janice Dockery caught the meteor on an outdoor camera.

I live in a second-floor apartment, but I would love to see all that goes on with outdoor cameras. They aren't just to catch porch pirates anymore.

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Gallery Credit: Mary-Katherine Maddox