Iowa CCTV catches image of mystery fireball 'meteor'

Hundreds of people in the Midwest reported seeing a large fireball in the sky on Thursday around 5:35pm local time (2335 GMT) and the image was caught on tape by a security camera in Iowa.

According to the City of North Liberty's website, on Friday "Assistant Streets Superintendent Dan Lange discovered that a security camera at the public works facility on S. Front Street captured the falling object."

The tape shows a fiery object streaking across the night sky. The American Meteor Society says that it has received over 700 reports of a fireball over the border of Iowa and Minnesota.

AMS says witnesses reported an object "as bright as the Sun that fragmented into many parts" as well as several reports of "sonic effects associated with the meteor."