The sky over the Twin Cities and the northern suburbs lit up with a burst early Thursday as a giant meteor passed overhead.

According to the Star Tribune who talked to the American Meteor Society, the meteor was "one of the biggest meteors seen worldwide this year." The went on to say that the "refrigerator-sized fireball entered the stratosphere above Cambridge, Minn., in Isanti County about 2:10 a.m. and illuminated the sky with brilliant hues of blues and greens as it burned its way eastward."

Thanks to the popularity of outdoor cameras, several videos of the meteor were captured and some witnesses reported a loud boom as the meteor passed overhead.

Meteor sightings aren't that rare if you take a look at reported sightings in Minnesota over the last 30 days there are a handful of meteor events, not many in Northern Minnesota though.

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