Caught on camera: Meteor illuminates Florida Keys night sky

Tuesday marked final night of Lyrid meteor shower's visibility

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Is it a bird? Nope. Is it a plane? Not quite.

That flash of light many stargazers saw in the night's sky Tuesday in the Florida Keys was a meteor.

The meteor was captured on the dashboard camera of a Monroe County Sheriff's Office sergeant while he was on patrol in Big Pine Key.

It was one of several meteors to pass through the atmosphere over the last few nights.

This story comes from KSAT sister station WPLG in Miami.

Sorry to be the bearers of bad news, stargazers. Tuesday was the final night of the Lyrid meteor shower's visibility, WPLG meteorologist Jennifer Correa said.

But there are plenty of videos below of the meteor shower.

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