Refrigerator-Sized Meteor Lights Up Minnesota SkyDid you happen to see the sky light up in Minnesota overnight? Or a loud boom? You're not alone.
Weather Blog: Fireball Vs. Meteor Every year, as the Earth spins into the fragment field of the comet Swift-Tuttle. Pieces of rocky space debris, or meteoroids, slam into our atmosphere at 132,000 mph, producing the year’s most action-packed meteor shower – the Perseids. Generating 50-100 meteors per hour, the Perseid meteor shower runs through Aug. 24 with peak activity set to occur over the next few nights.