GREENWOOD, Ind. (CNN/BAMCHASE.NET) - Here's something you don't see often: a meteor -- bright enough to light up the night sky.
It was caught on camera in Greenwood, Ind., Friday night.
Difference between a meteor, meteorite and meteoroid
According to AMS, here's the breakdown: Meteoroids are the smallest members of the solar system, ranging in size from large fragments of asteroids or comets, to extremely small micrometeoroids. Whenever a meteoroid plows into the Earth’s atmosphere, it will create a brief flash of moving light in the sky, called a meteor.
Meteors were once thought to be a purely atmospheric phenomena, and the study of these and other atmospheric effects, especially weather, spawned the science of meteorology. It was not until the mid-1800′s that the extra-terrestrial nature of meteors was widely recognized. If remnants of the parent meteoroid survive the trip through the atmosphere to reach the ground, then these remnants are called meteorites.
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