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Fireball meteor spotted in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A fireball meteor was spotted early Friday morning in Indianapolis.

Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society confirmed the meteor for News 8.

Fireballs are extremely bright meteors that can be seen over a wide area. They usually appear brighter than normal

The American Meteor Society website lists 107 fireball reports all from around 1:50 a.m. Friday. The American Meteor Society says the brightness of a fireball is generally brighter than magnitude negative-4, which is about the same magnitude of planet Venus, which is seen in the morning or evening skies.

Viewer, Bryan Bunton, reached out to News 8 with a video he captured of the meteor.

Photo Provided by Bryan Bunton