It sounded like thunder, shaking houses across metro Detroit at roughly 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service for Detroit posted a since-deleted reply on Twitter at 8:25 p.m.: "No lightning was detected. Appears to have been a meteor."

The National Weather Service in Detroit, in a since-deleted Twitter post, said light and thunder over metro Detroit appeared to be a meteor. (Photo: Twitter screenshot)

Multiple images were posted of night skies being lit up, as social media is abuzz with people reporting what they saw or heard.

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