Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight; I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight. - Alfred Bester

There were many reports of the possibility of getting a glimpse of the Northern lights from the northern area of Illinois.

Even Chicago Bears' defensive tackle Akiem Hicks tweeted about it.

I didn't find any photos proving Northern lights were indeed visible in Illinois but that doesn't mean it didn't happen.

What I did find was an incredible photo of a shooting star in the sky over Belvidere, Illinois.


A few weeks ago a ball of fire was captured on video throughout Illinois and Michigan which sparked questions from witnesses. "What is that thing? A meteor?"

It was actually a Russian surveillance satellite that failed to make it to space and, instead, disintegrated when returning to the earth's atmosphere.

Don't worry, no one was hurt and nothing was damaged. Pieces of it likely never even reached our planet's surface. You can read more about it here.


Talk about being in the right place at the right time. A photo, taken in Belvidere, Illinois Halloween night, looks as if it were planned and photoshopped.

The trajectory of the "shooting star" was from north to south, according to the American Meteor Society.

Although there were almost 100 reports from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Arkansas, there hasn't been an official explanation as of this article.

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