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Suspected meteor caught on camera streaking across the sky over Utah

Sunday, August 14th, 2022 9:12am

By Michael Drummond, news reporter

A suspected meteor streaking across the sky in the US has been caught on camera.

Residents in northern Utah said they heard a loud "boom" on Saturday morning.

The noise was also reported in the neighbouring state of Idaho.

South Salt Lake resident Wendi Melling was just heading out the door when she heard the noise, which she described as a "loud deep booming sound" followed by a few seconds of rumbling.

"It did sound similar to sonic booms I've heard before, followed by a short incident of a sound similar to low rolling thunder," she said.

"This rumbling noise that followed the boom was maybe 3-4 seconds."

Utah Governor Spencer Cox tweeted that his office confirmed it was not related to any seismic activity or military installations.

The National Weather Service's Salt Lake City office wrote in a tweet that its lightning detection mapper likely picked up the meteor's trail flash.

A light streaking across the sky can clearly be seen in a clip captured by Snowbasin Resort in Utah.

The nine-second video appears to show the meteor soaring over nearby peaks in the morning sun.

Sky News

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