Another person joked that it was lucky the suspected meteor didn't fly across the sky over the weekend when a nuclear bomb alert was accidentally released.
Michael Narlock, the head of astronomy at the Cranbrook Institute of Science says it is possible there might be pieces on the ground of the meteor that caused a 2.0 magnitude natural disaster across metro Detroit. "We continue to monitor feeds from astronomical agencies for official confirmation of a meteor".
The preliminary consensus seems to be it was a meteor entering the atmosphere.
"That could be kind of slow". The society later concluded that it was a "slow moving meteor" traveling at a speed of 28,000 miles per hour.
The incident happened just after 8pm on Tuesday night and was largely witness in the state of MI.
"Basically it's a collision", Mr. Mak said. "It was something I had never seen anything like that, so it was pretty cool".
"Fireballs of that magnitude are pretty rare for MI", he said, adding that only about 10 super bolides explode above the United States in a year. Mike Austin posted one such video captured by his dashcam as he drove north on I-75 near Bloomfield Hills.
NASA scientists believe the meteorite measured between one and two yards across, and they estimate the space rock's weight at more than one metric ton.
Have you ever seen a meteor like this? "When the shock waves hit the ground, it will shake the ground a bit".
Experts say what looked like thunder with a flash of light in the sky above Detroit was likely a meteor.
"The air pressure that this thing ran into basically caused it to shatter apart into little pieces", Nichols said. It is likely that there are meteorites on the ground near this region.
"It's going to be a little hard to identify them".