Bemidji police officer captures stunning glimpse of annual meteor shower on dash-cam

Bemidji police officer captures stunning glimpse of annual meteor shower on dash-cam

The new year has only just begun, but is already off to an astronomically spectacular start. A Minnesota police officer's dash-cam footage is proof.

In a video posted Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4, to the Bemidji Police Department's Facebook page, a meteor can be seen on the officer's dash-cam video plummeting towards the Earth's surface before quickly fizzling out. The video was taken the night of Jan. 3.

If you didn't catch the New Year's Wolf Moon, you're still in luck. According to NASA, a second supermoon — known as a blue moon — will take place on Jan. 31. A partial eclipse is also expected to be visible in the mainland United States the same day, putting a bow on a rather active month in outer space.

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