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.
Dash cam of a meteor around 4am as I was northbound on I-71 near Metro. I'm sure this one is at the bottom of Lake Erie. pic.twitter.com/qck7moX4oF— Mike Vielhaber (@MVielhaber) March 23, 2021
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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