Watch: Last night's Michigan meteor caught on dashcam

A meteor lit up the southeastern Michigan sky at 8:08 pm last night, and here is one of the dashcams that caught it.

According to the Washington Post:

“It was definitely a meteor,” Bill Cooke, lead for NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, told The Washington Post on Wednesday.

Cooke said the fireball was caused by a small asteroid about one to two yards in diameter, moving at 28,000 mph. When it entered into the atmosphere, he said, it heated up and began to melt away, producing the bright light that people saw.