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Overnight dashcam video captures meteor over I-71

Don't blink or you'll miss it.
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Posted at 7:15 AM, Mar 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-23 07:15:23-04

CLEVELAND — Overnight dashcam video captured a meteor falling over I-71 Tuesday morning.

News 5 photojournalist Mike Vielhaber was traveling on I-71 southbound near the Metro Curve at around 4 a.m. when he spotted the meteor.

When meteoroids enter Earth's atmosphere or that of another planet like Mars, at a high speed and burn up, they're called meteors, according to NASA.

Also when this happens they are commonly referred to as shooting stars.

Scientists estimate about 48.5 tons of meteoritic material falls on Earth each day.

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